President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday attended a programme of Interfaith Initiative for Peace (IIP) tagged ‘Religious Harmony in Nigeria: Towards the 2019 Elections’ in Abuja. In his remarks at the programme, the President said: “Very soon, political campaigns will commence leading to Elections in February next year. It is my hope and prayer that we will even perform better at the polling stations and… “Having witnessed the roles our religious leaders have been playing so far, I appeal to them to eschew partisan politics and appeal to their respective members to read the manifestos of each political party, discuss and pray for God’s guidance before casting their votes. Religious leaders should not be seen to involve themselves in partisan politics or political controversies.
Otherwise they risk losing their status and public respect. “I am proud to say that our country has moved on, the era of free money, lack of transparency and accountability is over! We deserve continuity; we deserve a better future for the coming generations. I sincerely hope 2019 will move us closer to these goals and so I look forward to a peaceful, fair and credible elections come 2019.”
Finally, I implore you to continue praying for the country’s unity, peace and progress.
I thank you and may God bless all of us.