Religious Leaders want Nigerians and other African countries preparing to elect new leaders to shun ethnicity and vote for candidates with proven record.
They made the call, at a 3 day Conference in Abuja organized by Nigeria Langham Preaching, a global fellowship of Gospel preachers.
They explained that ethnicity and religious discrimination fuels violence, which they said was capable of truncating the peaceful conduct of the coming elections.
The event tagged ‘Preaching, that Transforms the Nations’ brought together Leaders from different denominations within and outside Nigeria.
A Guest Speakers, Reverend Femi Adeleke, from Ghana Expressed believe that preaching the truth, love and forgiveness as embedded in the words of God would help Nigerians and other Africans in living upright.
The Chairman, Local Organizing Committee for the Conference, Bishop Benjamin Fuduta of the Lutheran Church of Christ, Nigeria, maintained that the event would impact the participants towards contributing their quota in nation building.
The forum which attracted dignitaries, was aimed at strengthening the work of God .
Reporting by Samuel Adeyinka; Editing by Fany Olumoye & Julian Osamoto