Archbishop Martins urges Nigerians to seek peace in 2023

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Rev. Alfred Martins, has urged Nigerians to seek divine guidance in their search for peace in 2023 in order to ensure that the New Year is free of chaos and anarchy.

In a homily delivered at the 2023 New Year Mass, which also commemorated the 56th World Day of Peace, at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Lagos, the prelate thanked Almighty God for the gift of the New Year and urged all Nigerians to take active roles in the upcoming general election by voting in only God-fearing leaders capable of leading the country to prosperity.

While admitting that Nigerians went through very turbulent experiences in the year 2022, Archbishop Martins noted that what the country needs now are God-fearing leaders who will wipe away the tears of the citizens.

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He said: “We need peace in Nigeria this 2023. Without peace, the forthcoming general elections would be a task in futility. I know many parts of the country are witnessing so much insecurity. That is why our security agencies must work round the clock to secure all parts of the country and ensure that all the criminal elements are brought to book.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that he will ensure that we have credible elections. I do not doubt that he means well. But he cannot do it all alone. We must all play our path by ensuring that we come out to vote for the right candidates and also make sure our votes count. That is a way of ensuring that our elections would be credible.”


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