Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has urged Nigerians to use the occasion of the Christmas celebration to demonstrate the virtues of peace and love that Jesus Christ personified.
Governor Uduaghan,in his goodwill message to mark the celebration, observed that Christians and all celebrating Christmas were under obligation to eschew all acts of violence that negates the subject and object of the season- Jesus Christ the Lord.
“The birth of Jesus Christ as contained in the Holy Scriptures in John 3:16 was necessitated by the love of God for mankind. Since Christ is the love of God personified, everyone marking and celebrating his birth is duty bound show love to his fellow man,” he said.
According to the governor, “Jesus Christ, in addition is the Prince of Peace. Therefore the period should remind us on the need to live at peace among ourselves.”
Dr. Uduaghan stated that his administration, in line with its peace and security agenda, would continue to promote inter-ethnic harmony and peace among various groups in Delta State before and during the 2015 general elections.
In particular, he said that the electioneering and transition period would be managed and made as peaceful as possible.