…..As he marks christmas service in Akwanga, preaches peace, unity.
The Deputy Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Nehemiah Tsentse Dandaura has called on the people of his constituency and other Nigerians who are yet to collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards ( PVCs) from INEC to do so in order to vote the candidates of their choice come 2023.
Tsentse made the call in his Christmas message during Christmas Service at King’s Summit Church, Akwanga today.
He said that PVC is the only weapon that electorate can use to elect leaders of their choice, have a say in governance and contribute to the political destiny of the nation.
” I want to use this medium to call on the people of my constituency and the state at large to take advantage of the ongoing PVCs distribution by INEC to obtain their PVCs.
” As without PVCs, eligible voters will not be able to vote in the election,” he said.
The Deputy Speaker urged the people of his constituency to use the Christmas period to pray for unity, peace and development of the state and the country at large.
” My Christmas message first is for us to remain gratitude to God Almighty for making us to see a day like this.
” We thank God that we are celebrating the Christmas in peace and love not like before where there are attacks, causalities and crisis during the Christmas, in few years back , ” he added
Nehemiah congratulated Christians on the peaceful celebration of Christmas and wished them prosperous New Year.
The Deputy Speaker called on politicians and other stakeholders to play politics by its rules in the interest of unity, peace and progress.
Also Speaking, Hon Peter Mbucho, the former Majority Leader and present Commissioner, Local Government Service Commission congratulated Christians on this year’s Christmas celebration.
He also called on the people to collect their PVCs to exercise their right in 2023.
The former Majority Leader called on politicians to adhere to the rules of the game ahead of 2023 general election.
On his Part, Rev. Jonathan Thani, Provost, College of Education Akwanga urged Christians and other Nigerians to ensure that the birth of Jesus Christ did not go in vain by sustaining the teaching of Jesus Christ.
The Provost urged the people to adhere strictly to the teaching of Jesus Christ which centre on love, peace, sacrifice, tolerance among other good attributes.
Earlier, Pastor Best Barau while presiding over the Christmas Service at King’s Summit Akwanga urged Christians and other Nigerians to always stand by the truth for societal development.
He added that if Christians tell the truth at all times, no matter the bitterness, it would not only promote peace and development in the society but will promote development.
The Clergy also urged Christians and other Nigerians to secure the church and their communities.