Elections: Fast, pray for peace, Osinbajo charges Plateau clerics
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged clerics in Plateau State to fast and pray for a peaceful election and to bring the plans and purpose of God to pass in Nigeria.
Osinbajo, at the special prayer for peaceful elections, organised by the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said Christians are the salt of the earth with a mandate to heal the land and implement God’s plans by being salt of the nation.
He stated: “The destiny of this nation rest upon us, if we look away, there is the tendencies for us to make mistakes. We are supposed to be fearless, like Mordecai and Esther, and be more alive to our responsibilities to our nation.
“To bring God’s plan and purposes to pass in this nation, we must fast and pray for those in government because we are the salt of the earth. God has plans for our nation therefore we should continue to pray in order to experience peace.”
The vice president commended Governor Simon Lalong for the prevailing peace on the Plateau, adding that it was a result of his efforts and determination, coupled with prayers of the people that there is pace in the state.
He enjoined politicians, especially candidates, to be ready to accept the outcome of the elections.
Chairman of CAN in the northern states, Rev. Yakubu Pam, called on voters to come out en masse to exercise their franchise.
Pam cautioned those bent on fomenting trouble on election day in any polling unit in the states of the north to have a re-think, as security agents would not spare such persons. He charged Christians in the north to conduct themselves peacefully during the elections.
He also warned youths to steer clear of thuggery, urging them not to become tools in the hands of treacherous politicians.
“The whole world is watching the political events in Nigeria during this elections. We cannot afford to fail. As Christian leaders, we have prayed that God will make the exercise peaceful,” he noted.
Pam urged President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to caution their supporters to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner.