Juha Gupah, Maiduguri
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has facilitated with Christians to fervently pray for a hitch free 2023 general elections across the country.
The prayers for the nation were made yesterday (Sunday), to mark the birthday of Jesus Christ in Maiduguri, the state capital.
According to him, the special prayers at Christmas are for the forthcoming elections to be held without violence in any part of the country.
“I happily felicitate with our Christian brothers and sisters in the state at Christmas over this weekend,” he said.
Continued; “In our shared creed of hospitality for which the state has been known for, I urge all the celebrants, particularly people with means, to extend compassionate support to relatives.”
He noted that neighbours and friends that are in need during and after the the yuletide period be supported.
Besides, he added that the state is uniquely bonded by instances of families, in which siblings from the same parents and extended relatives are Christians and Muslims.
According to him, this is in addition for being fellow Nigerians that make us one indivisible family in the State.
He, therefore, urged the people to continue to respect and sustain each other’s beliefs, so as to live in peace.
He added that the forthcoming elections be hitch-free before, during and after the general polls in the nation.
“I humbly urge all Nigerians to pray for peaceful transition especially at the Presidential level and pray for the country to fully regain peace and stability,” he declared.
He noted that there should be sustained unity with economic prosperity across the country.