Ahead of the rescheduled Governorship and house of Assembly elections, christian cleric, Johnson Abaka of ERCC solution centre Masaka, Karu Local government area, has cautioned politicians against campaign of blackmail and character assassination.
In a statement issued to Journalists, in Karu, Wednesday Johnson Abaka asserted that Christianity and Islam are religions of peace and unity, calling on the leaders of the two religions to always preech peace to their followers, saying that no meaningful development can be achieved in the atmosphere of crisis.
“Based on my findings as clergy, i found out that religion also played a key role during the election which is not supposed to be.
My worry is that why some individual particularly the politicians hide under religion to achieve their selfish motives?. In a democratic society, people should be voted into offices based on credibility, competency and not base on religion or tribe.
Do not confuse Christianity with the way some so-called Christians act. Jesus said to follow Him (Matthew 4:19). When non-believers refer to the wars committed in the name of Christianity, they are usually referring to the Crusades and Spanish Inquisition.
The clergy, urged the good people of Nsarawa State to exercise maturity and understanding during this Saturday’s Governorship and state assembly election in the state just as he cautioned the youths not to allow themselves to be used by selfish individuals but work towards promoting violence free electioneering for development to thrive”.
Abaka, admonished the citizens of Nasarawa State to come out massively to exercise their civic responsibility by voting the right candidate of their choice, and enjoined the security agents not relent in their quest of protecting the lives and property of the citizens before, during and after the election.