Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Christians to troop out and vote during the forthcoming elections, because their votes will make the difference.
Speaking during a Special Combined Sunday Worship Service at the Deeper Life Camp Ground, Rumudara, Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said Nigerian Christians can no longer stand aloof while the country slides into destruction.
He said that Christians should not believe the false propaganda that they cannot influence the outcome of political contests in the country.
“You must vote during the forthcoming elections. If you don’t vote and a bad leader emerges, you are part of those that brought that bad leadership.
“Your vote can make the difference. So go ahead and vote to effect a positive change”, he said.
He charged the Church not to allow the Children of God to be surrounded by those not supposed to be in charge of leadership of the country.
The governor said that all Christians have witnessed first-hand the failures of the last four years of the Federal Government which have destroyed the economy, engendered unemployment, insecurity and dictatorial tendencies. He said this is the opportunity to chart a new direction.
Governor Wike said that all efforts of Christians to ensure that that the country makes progress would be crowned when they vote for their preferred choice.
He appealed to Christians to continue to pray against those plotting electoral violence and bloodshed in Rivers State.
He said: “Please pray for this state. Pray against those plotting electoral violence in this state. Pray for the state to have peaceful and credible polls. Those plotting shall be disappointed.
“None of my supporters should engage in political violence on my behalf. Nobody should use violence to support me”.