Over this weekend, President Goodluck Jonathan was quite busy visiting and worshiping at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, and The Lord's Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement. During his speech at the latter church he reportedly said that politicians should desist from campaigning in the church, as doing so will be inappropriate. Daily Post reports...
“I would not say much because this is not a good period for those of us who are contesting for election to talk so much in church. I do not want to be accused of coming to campaign in churches because I believe that we should not campaign in churches. We may discuss with people but not to use the platform of the church to campaign,” he reportedly said.
The president also spoke words of encouragement, promising that he would continue to work harder to ensure adequate protection and provisions for the people of Nigeria.
During Jonathan’s visit to RCCG on Friday, he similarly pointed out that his presence was not for campaign purposes.
“I am not going to campaign even though the election is near because the General Overseer will not allow his altar to be used for political campaign but I want to tell you to shun violence and pray for peace in all the elections,” he said. I am here to join you in prayers for our nation tonight. The whole world is passing through a challenge of religious extremism. Our country is facing a difficult moment but very soon, it will be over with the collaboration of our neighbours.”At the both churches, the Men of God prayed for him and the Nation Nigeria. Photos from the visit-
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