Nigerians have been advised not to relent in prayers for the peaceful conduct of the forth coming elections in the country.
The chairman Christian Association of Nigeria nineteen Northern states Reverend Yakubu Pam made the call at the first quarter prayer meeting with elected Christians political office holders in government in Abuja.
Reverend Pam who stressed that prayers remain the key towards good nation said this became necessary to seek for God Intervention to keep the nation as an indivisible entity after the general elections.
In his words “praying for the electoral process is the first step in seeing the fulfilment of what Paul is writing about to Timothy.
I don’t believe we should wait for a leader to be selected before we move into obedient prayer for those in authority.
In prayer, we invite the Lord into the process of electing those leaders who will ultimately allow us to lead “peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness”.
“Godly leaders can help slow the erosion of religious liberties in our land providing an increased window of opportunity for the church to pray and evangelize.
In a remark the Secretary to the government of the federation, Mr Boss Mustapha who urged Christians to intensify prayers for their leaders said adequate security had been put in place to ensure peaceful conduct of the election.
“I belong to a political party, but if that party is not your choice chose credible leaders of your choice, the government have made adequate arrangements for your security”.
In their good will messages the representative of Benue state governor, and the deputy governors of Nasarawa State, Silas Agara appealed to Nigerians to desist from acts that could fuel violence in the country.
The prayer meeting with the theme “towards a peaceful and successful violence free twenty-nineteen elections” brought together Christians from all walks of life.