Christmas: Zulum felicitates Christians, calls for prayer for hitch-free 2023 elections

Christmas: Zulum felicitates Christians, calls for prayer for hitch-free 2023 elections

By Yakubu Uba, Maiduguri.

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has felicitated Christians over Christmas, urging them to use the occasion to pray for peaceful general elections in 2023.


The governor, in his Christmas message issued by his Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau, urged Nigerians to use the occasion for special prayers for hitch-free elections nationwide.


Zulum said “I happily felicitate our Christian brothers and sisters in Borno at the Christmas festival, being held this weekend.


“In our shared creed of hospitality, for which Borno has been known for, I respectfully urge celebrants, especially those with means, to extend compassionate support to relatives, neighbours and friends, with less means to enjoy the festival.


“As we know, in Borno, we are uniquely bonded by interesting instances of families, in which siblings from same parents, parents themselves and extended relatives are Christians and Muslims. with the same blood in their veins.


“This, in addition to being fellow Nigerians, makes us one indivisible family in Borno, for which we must continue to respect each other’s beliefs.”


The governor urged Nigerians, particularly religious leaders, to commit the growth of the country.


Zulum said: “This in sustained prayers to God Almighty, for our resumed campaigns and upcoming elections to hold peacefully across the nation — before, during and permanently after the polls.


“I humbly urge all Nigerians to pray for peaceful transition, especially at the presidential level; pray for all parts of our country to fully regain peace and stability, pray for our continued unity, our economy and our overall prosperity.”

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