Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on Catholic Bishops in Nigeria to pray for peaceful elections in 2015 and the emergence of a God-fearing administration that will make Nigeria spiritually, morally and socially sanctified.
In a goodwill message made available to the media on Wednesday, the Turaki Adamawa told the clerics who are holding the 2014 second plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria 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.
“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 said.
Atiku Abubakar, 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.”