Cleric charges Nigerians to intensify prayers ahead of 2019 polls
Founder of the Living Christ Mission Worldwide, Reverend Victor Hezekiah yesterday urged Nigerians to pray harder for the country to avoid killings, hunger and illnesses next year.
He also said Nigerians of all faiths should intensify prayers against certain plots to cause confusion and unrest in Nigeria through the 2019 general elections.
Hezekiah told journalists at the Church’s headquarters in Onitsha, Anambra State that Nigerians need to show greater love, maintain peace and unity to overcome the challenges of the 2019 polls.
He stressed that there was need to avoid actions that could plunge the country into further crisis, adding that while some persons who are prone to violence have perfected plans to distabilise the country, they would relocate elsewhere when crisis breaks.
He said when such happens, the poor, under privileged, elderly and patriotic have no other country to run to, would suffer the consequences, hence the need for prayers.
He noted that ordinary Nigerians could afford to run away as they do not have enough money or means to do so hence the need for all those who love Nigeria to pray harder for the country.
“Nigeria needs prayers and we must do our best to maintain peace, love and unity. I know that those people who are doing everything possible to cause confusion, trouble and unrest in Nigeria or even plunge the country into war and shedding innocent blood have other countries to run to because they have the means to do so.
“I call on all those who love this country, whether home or abroad, to pray well for Nigeria. We love this country and may God continue to protect and save his people,” he stated.
He also prayed God to give the country credible, free and fair polls because election rigging is very dangerous and a big problem in the country.
“Pray also that God will give us a president of his choice and that God will not allow the killing of thousands of innocent people, especially Christians, hunger, illnesses, lack of medical care, accidents due to bad roads, among others that befell our country this year to repeat in 2019,” he stated.