2023: Use Christmas to pray for peaceful, hitch-free general elections – Umahi

2023: Use Christmas to pray for peaceful, hitch-free general elections – Umahi

By Christian Ogbonna, Abakaliki.

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has urged the Christian faithful across the country to use the period of Christmas celebration and pray for peaceful and hitch-free general elections in 2023.


Umahi gave the advice on Sunday in Abakaliki in his Christmas message.


He described Christmas celebration as period to commemorate the fact that God “love us and is with us all the time”.


According to the governor, Christmas is a time of spiritual reflection on the important functions of the Christian faith and a time of reconciliation and salvation.


“It is a time we demonstrate the significance of the love of our saviour, Jesus Christ, who was born to save the world from sin and sorrow.


“I, therefore commend you to the perfect purpose of Christmas celebration.


“And I urge you to use the opportunity of this season to share the joy of God’s loving kindness to Ebonyi State, His mercies that led us thus far, as a people, and His grace that has kept us on track despite the challenges confronting our society today.


“I convey the Happy Christmas wishes to all our brothers and sisters, both those spending their Christmas in our dear state and those celebrating the season outside the shores of the state.


“I urge you all to continue to pray for a united Nigeria, where the love of our Nation reigns above religious and tribal considerations.


“Pray specially for a peaceful and hitch-free general elections coming shortly next year. May God continue to bless and prosper you, as you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.


“I wish you all Merry Christmas and please accept always, the assurances of the esteemed regards and best wishes of the government of Ebonyi State,” Umahi said.

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