JOS – Reverend Father Philemon Ayibo, a lecturer with Saint Augustine Major Seminary, Jos, has called on Christians to pray for and be peaceful during the upcoming elections.
The cleric, who made the call yesterday in a mass held at the Church of Immaculate Conception, Zaramaganda, Jos, urged Christians to be shinning lights as they go out to elect their leaders.
“When you go out to vote, be peaceful where people are trying to foment trouble and do not be part of trouble makers.
“When we are peaceful, there would be peace and those whom we want to govern us would emerge in a peaceful manner,’’ he stated.
Ayibo said that as a priest, he, like other men of God, do not have the right to direct the congregation on who to vote for “but I can only urge not stay at home during the elections.”
“We do not have right to direct you on who or the party to vote for. I am sure that by now most of you must have made up your minds on that.
“My advice to you is that you must pray fervently to God to direct your spirit to vote somebody that will make the society better and peaceful for us all,’’ he advised.
He told the congregation to read Psalms 25 as their daily prayer throughout the period of the polls, adding that it is only God that had the absolute power to chose leaders and provide the needed peace.