The Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Peter Onwusanya, has called on Christians in Nigeria to use the occasion of the Christmas celebration to offer prayers for a peaceful campaign and elections in 2015.
He made the appeal in his Christmas message, as Nigerians join Christians all over the world to mark the birth of Jesus Christ.
He expressed confidence that Nigeria would overcome the trials and insecurity that are threatening the polity, assuring that the country must come out triumphantly in 2015.
Onwusanya advised political leaders to consider the interest of the country in all that they do and co-operate with spiritual leaders that are offering fervent prayers for peace to reign.
He admonished that, “Christians must use this occasion of celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ to pray for peace in our country.”
While stating that Jesus Christ preached peace and love as bedrock for a better society, he said as followers of Christ, “Christians must emulate the virtue of Christ and work for peace in all that they do.
“Nigeria as a nation is in dire need of peace especially this time that insurgency, struggle for power and elections are threatening peace and existence of the country.”