Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Thursday, 29th January, 2015 urged religious leaders to pray fervently for the peaceful conduct of the 2015 general election.
Al-Makura made the appeal while addressing the supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) during his campaign in Agwada, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
He said that the appeal became imperative in order to ensure free, fair and acceptable election in the country.
“I want to tell you and the whole world that my government, since its inception, has done a lot in fighting corruption, poverty, hunger, unemployment and youths and women restiveness as well as boosting the socio-economic development of the state.
“My administration has transformed the education, agriculture, economic, health, judicial, commercial sectors, among others, which had touched and improved on the lives of the people of the state and other Nigerians positively.
“You have seen my good hand work in establishing and equipping secondary and tertiary education, provision of infrastructural facilities, tackling insecurity, prompt payment of workers’ salaries, among others, in the state.
“I am here to solicit for your support and votes to enable me and other candidates of our great party, APC, win during the February election in order to ensure continuity in the provision of more dividend of democracy,” Al-Makura stated.
According to him, fervent prayers among the adherents of two religious bodies will lead to the success and peaceful conduct of the February elections and urged electorates to vote only candidates of proven integrity during the 2015 general election.
Al-Makura said that prayer was key to the peaceful conduct of the election, saying that no nation would experience meaningful development in an atmosphere of rancour and confusion.
He also called on the electorates to support the presidential candidate of the APC and other candidates of the party during the February poll and assured the people of the state of better days ahead if re-elected.
The governor further called on the voters to guide and protect their votes in order to ensure good governance and credible election.
Al-Makura also appealed to the youth to be law abiding, respect constituted authority and not to allow selfish individuals to use them in fomenting troubles before, during and after the election.
He advised the electorates to conduct themselves peacefully at polling centres across the state.