Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on Catholic Bishops in Nigeria to pray for peaceful 2015 elections as well as the emergence of a God-fearing administration that will make Nigeria spiritually, morally and socially sanctified.
In a goodwill message to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria and made available to the press, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, told the clerics, who are holding their 2014 second plenary meeting in Warri, Delta State, to pray that Nigeria overcomes the many challenges which currently threaten security, freedom of religion and citizenship in many parts of the country.
According to the Turaki Adamawa, “God has given you a unique responsibility as spiritual leaders, and I urge you to guide our people on how to wisely discharge their civic rights to free Nigeria from the shackles of her present spiritual, social and economic predicaments”.
Atiku, who had attended the Bishops Conference previously as a sitting Vice President stated, “I wish, I could be with you personally in Warri during this your second plenary; but my previously fixed engagements outside the country makes this very difficult.
“However, I shall be grateful if I could be given the opportunity of meeting your conference or its representation at a not too distant date, to enable me discuss with you my plans on how to move our country forward”, he added.