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Dickson tasks Christians, seeks peaceful transition


AS Christians across the world yesterday celebrated the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson charged faithful to reflect on the real import of the period and the positive virtues Christ stood and died for.

He also sought prayers for the peace and unity of the country as well as a rancour-free transition come May 29 at all levels.

In his Easter message to the people of the state, the governor, who noted with satisfaction, the high level of religious tolerance in the state, enjoined Christians, Moslems and other adherents across the country to see each other as one and same people, with a common destiny and live peacefully.

He called on Christians to imbibe and propagate the qualities and attributes that made Jesus Christ to attain such massive global acceptance and followership.

Dickson pointed out that for the state and country to make any meaningful progress in all ramifications, people from different religious backgrounds must work in one accord for a common goal as well as demonstrate true love and tolerance for one another at all times.

He also called on Christians to see the period as one for stock-taking, urging fervent prayer for the peace, stability and development of the state and country at large.

While Bayelsans for their peaceful conduct, before, during and after the Presidential and National Assembly elections, Dickson urged the citizenry to remain peaceful and show love always as the nation prepare for another round of election this weekend.

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