Clergy urges Nigerians to vote for change

The General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church, Prophet Kayode Abiara, has said it was high time Nigerians changed the country through their votes by ensuring that the right candidates and parties are in power.

The clergy stated this at a briefing ahead of a 24-hour prayer programme which will hold on Friday and Saturday at the church headquarters in Agege, Lagos. Abiara enjoined all Nigerians irrespective of religion to prepare to come out and vote as the 2015 elections approached.

He said, “We all own this country. It is not a make-up of a set of people. Therefore, when the time of the 2015 general elections comes, we should all go out and cast our votes for the right party and the right candidate, which will bring development.

“We are to vote for peace and not violence. Elections are not a do-or-die affair. Our leaders should emulate development countries.”

On the present insurgency facing the country, Abiara, while noting that terrorism was a global problem, said Christians and Muslims needed to come together and intensify prayers for Nigerian.

He said, “What Nigeria is going through is not peculiar to us. It is all over the world. When you turn on your set, you find same in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine. We are praying that God should change the hearts of the wicked ones in this country.

“In these last days, many terrible things will be happening, we must organise prayers for the government and the country.”

The programme with the theme, ‘God of Refuge’, will take place at the church headquarters.

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