The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Reverend Alfred Adewale Martins has referred to as on all Nigerians to hunt divine steering within the pursuit of peace in 2023, to make sure that the New Yr is free from chaos and anarchy.
In keeping with the archbishop, peace stays essential and inevitable if the nation hopes to regain its as soon as enviable place as one of the peaceable and on the similar time one of many quickest rising economies on the earth.
In a sermon delivered on the 2023 New Yr Mass which was additionally used to have fun the 56th World Day of Peace held on the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, the prelate thanked God Almighty for the reward of the New Yr and charged all Nigerians to play energetic roles within the forthcoming normal elections by guaranteeing that they vote just for God-fearing leaders who’re able to main the nation to the trail of prosperity.
Acknowledging that Nigerians have gone by means of very turbulent experiences in 2022, Archbishop Martins famous that the nation now wants God-fearing leaders who will wipe away the tears of the residents.
The priest equally assured the folks that nothing is simply too troublesome for God to do as a result of He can change seemingly hopeless conditions without end.
“We’d like peace in Nigeria this 2023. With out peace, the upcoming normal elections could be a futile process. I do know many components of the nation are witnessing a lot insecurity. That’s the reason our safety businesses need to work around the clock to safe all components of the nation and be certain that all prison components are dropped at ebook.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to make sure that now we have a reputable election. I’ve little question that he means effectively. However he cannot do all the pieces alone. All of us need to play our half by ensuring we get out to vote for the appropriate candidates and ensure our votes depend. It’s a means to make sure that our elections are credible”, the prelate added.
He tasked the leaders of assorted political events to compel their supporters to strictly adhere to the provisions of the newly amended Electoral Act and keep away from indulging in any type of electoral malpractice throughout the upcoming elections.
On the current taking pictures of Bolanle Raheem by a policeman who’s now on trial, Archbishop Martins, whereas condemning the act, stated it was very unhappy that the policeman killed not solely the deceased but in addition her two unborn infants by his careless motion on Christmas Day. Day.
He added his voice to a robust name for pressing police reforms, noting that such inhuman atrocities perpetrated by some members of the police ought to not be tolerated in a civilized society like Nigeria.
The New Yr’s mass was additionally attended by the presidential candidate of the Labor Social gathering, Peter Obi, prof. Pat Utomi, ADC social gathering gubernatorial candidate Olufunsho Doherty and his deputy governor operating mate Rosemary Giwa-Amu.
The director of social communications, Rev. Anthony Godon and 4 different monks, together with the director of the cathedral, Reverend Fr. Paul Ijasan.