2019: There Won’t Be Bloodshed – Primate Church of Nigeria
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Primate of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has allayed fear of possible bloodshed.
Okoh gave the assurance in Abuja at the 2018 Carnival for Christ and Thanksgiving of the Diocese of Abuja, held on Saturday.
He said Nigerians should expect a peaceful general election in 2019, having scaled similar processes in the past.
“There is huger fear about safety, just like before the last elections when people were terribly afraid.
“Some people are even thinking of relocating, that they don’t know what politicians will do.
“In the light of this, we are encouraging our people to trust in God who helped us before now,” he said.
He also appealed to Nigerians to make God their refuge, adding that those entertaining fear of relocation ahead of 2019 elections should desist.
He reminded Nigerians about the promise of God that he would rescue Nigeria from any form of blood bath.
The Primate therefore encouraged Nigerians to participate in the elections and never lose hope in the nation’s election process.
He said “Nigerians should have hope because things are getting better and anybody who believes in God can never lose hope.”
The vicar of Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Durumi Abuja, Ven. Syrenius Okoriko, said the carnival was a very important event for the church.
Okoriko who is also the Education Secretary of the Anglican Girls Grammar School said the event was to celebrate and thank God for all he had done in the outgoing year.
As a member of the 2018 committee for the event, he said success had been recorded over the years.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the carnival featured march past by various zones of the Abuja Diocesan and bible recitation competition. (NAN)