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With Your Prayers, We’ll Be Victorious, PMB Tells Christians

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President Muhammadu Buhari has played host to the leadership of Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria at State House, Abuja, commending the group for upholding the administration and the government in prayers, particularly as the general elections approach.

“I am very grateful for this visit,” the president said in a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina. “God will answer our prayers. With your prayers, we will go into the field, and be victorious. Your good intentions and prayers are appreciated. This is what is expected of institutions working for God.”

President Buhari said he was glad that the church lauded the good work being done by government in the areas of infrastructure, anti-corruption, and security, noting: “It will encourage us to do more. We have no other country than Nigeria, and we must do the best for her, I said it more than a generation ago. Thank you for identifying with our objectives.”

Leader of the delegation, His Most Eminence, Prophet (Dr) Solomon Adegboyega Alao, told President Buhari to remain resolute, particularly in the war against corruption, stressing: “We anticipate that corruption, which is killing Nigeria, may fight back, but you will prevail because majority of Nigerians are with you.”

The visitors asked the president to use his good offices to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu, being held captive by Boko Haram for refusing to renounce her faith; they canvassed a level playing field for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free and fair polls; and also requested consideration of the clamour for restructuring of the federation.

Established in 1925, the Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria is an umbrella body of all Cherubim and Seraphim Churches founded in Nigeria and in the Diaspora.

Speaking with State House correspondents after the meeting, the spiritual leader said, “We came to see our president and to wish him a pleasant 2019. We are also here to offer our own suggestions on how to govern the country because if he succeeds, we will all succeed and to offer him our prayers.

“First of all, we are aware that Mr President is very passionate about credible and fair elections, we assured him that we will back him up to that extent.

“We told him to pursue corruption vigorously assuring him that we will back him up on that. Corruption is killing Nigeria and we know that unless we kill corruption very urgently, it will destroy this country. We assured him of our support at all times.

“For the coming elections, we urge Nigerians to go and obtain their PVC and come out and vote for the candidate of their choice and avoid anything that could lead to violence. Nigerians should also pray for the umpire, INEC, so that they will give us credible elections.


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