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Thank God for successful polls –Cleric tells Nigerians

Posted: Apr 21, 2015 at 9:41 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

From Anolu Vincent  –  Senior correspondent, Owerri


Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, has urged Nigerians to praise and thank God for the success of the 2015 general elections.

Okorafor who gave the advice during a Eucharistic Service of confirmation, admission and induction for Naze Parish at St John’s Anglican Church, Naze in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State, said that the 2015 elections, having gone without the level of violence witnessed in 2011 makes it important that we offer praises to God.

He said that the thanksgiving was for obvious reasons especially if Nigerians appreciated the fact that the violence in the 2015 polls was not as much as what happened in previous general elections in the country.

The Bishop observed that between the Presidential and National Assembly elections of March 28 and the Governorship and Houses Assembly elections of April 11 about 115 lives were reported lost as compared to the myriad of innocent lives killed in the aftermath of the 2011 general elections.