The Christmas has come and gone, but the feelings together with all the good wishes we have for our friends, relatives, and neighbors still lingers. Based on that, Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, is therefore, using the opportunity of the Christmas celebration to reach out for Nigerians to pray for the country and especially for the peaceful elections in February 2015.
In a Christmas message in Owerri, the governor further urged Nigerians to pray for divine intervention over the the insurgency that had claimed too many lives of the innocent ones, both non-Nigerians living in the affected areas.
He called on the populace to do away with religious fanaticism, saying that it has continuously dragged the country backward instead of making the needed progress. He added that the country would do far much better as a united nation than a polarized country.
The so-called elites among the citizens were not left out, as they too were asked to stop fanning the ember of discord among the people since ordinary Nigerians have no problem living with each other. Digging down the history and all the unnecessary details of the past takes us no way, the governor said.
Imo state indigenes were commended and are urged to remain peaceful and loving as Okorocha reiterated his administration's resolve to make the state a continued success story.
Since Christ was said to be prince of peace, the governor enjoined the people to emulate him by remaining peaceful.