Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, has handed some advice to Christians in the country on how they should conduct themselves ahead of this Saturday’s presidential election.
Wike called on Christians to troop out and vote because their votes will make the difference.
The Governor spoke during a special combined Sunday service, at the Deeper Life Camp Ground, Rumuodara, Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Wike said Nigerian Christians can no longer stand aloof while the country slides into destruction.
Wike said, “You must vote during the forthcoming elections; If you don’t vote and a bad leader emerges, you are part of those who brought that bad leadership. Your vote can make the difference. So, go ahead and vote, to effect a positive change.”
He further called on the church not to allow the children of God to be surrounded “by those who should not be in charge of leadership of the country.”
Wike said all efforts of Christians to ensure the country makes progress would be crowned when they vote for their preferred choice.
Wike added, “Pray for this state; pray against those plotting electoral violence. Pray for the state to have peaceful and credible polls. Those plotting evil shall be disappointed.
“None of my supporters should engage in political violence on my behalf. Nobody should use violence to support me.”
The governor said security agencies plotting bloodshed in the state would be consumed by their plot, while Rivers would emerge victorious.
General elections will be held in Nigeria on 16 February 2019 to elect the President and the National Assembly. They will be the sixth quadrennial elections since the end of military rule in 1999. Presidential primaries are likely to be held during the last six months of 2018.
The President of Nigeria is elected using a simple majority of the highest votes cast, as well as over 25% of the votes in 27 of the 36 Nigerian states.
The 360 members of the House of Representatives are elected using first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies, whilst the 109 members of the Senate are elected from 108 single-seat constituencies into which the States are divided (three each) and one single-seat constituency consisting the Federal Capital Territory, all by first-past-the-post voting.
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