The Congregational Pastor of United Evangelical Church, National Worship Centre, Abuja, Pastor Festus Atasie has implored citizens seeking elective positions to imbibe virtues of peace and selfless service to the people.
Pastor Atasie, who noted that politics should not be seen as a do or die affair, advised politicians against act detrimental to the corporate existence of the country as they go about their campaigns for the 2019 elections.
He gave the advise in Abuja while speaking with newsmen on the 131st National Annual Conference of United Evangelical Church, Abuja.
He opined that the conference with the theme “ Glorious Supernatural Advancement” would also be used to train leaders that would contribute to the progress of the country.
While expressing concern over the attitude of some politicians towards elections, the cleric stressed the need for them to be committed to the dream of the nation’s founding fathers.
He also called on the citizens to shun vote buying and elect credible leaders that would ensure rapid development of the society, and admonished the youths to avoid been used by selfish politicians as thugs.
According to him, the forthcoming 131st National Annual Conference of United Evangelical Church, Abuja would be used to pray for leaders and peaceful as well as successful conduct of next year’s general election.
He explained that the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo would be the special guest of honour at the conference while General Yakubu Gowon is the father of the day.