Ahead of the November 16th governorship election, Pastor Joshua Ibitomi of the Apostolic Church, (TAC), Nigeria Ganaja Assembly Lokoja, on Sunday said God will not allow blood shed in Kogi State, urging electorates to ignore the fear of possible violence and vote for candidate of their choice.
Pastor Ibitomi made this known during his church sermon in Lokoja on Sunday.
He said the church has been praying and fasting for several months to avert the plans of the enemies in the state stressing that, God has concluded his work to protect his people during the exercise.
According to him, electorates should put aside the fear that the election might be marred with violence, hence they will be staying back at home instead of coming out to exercise their franchise.
The clergyman also stated that, the will of God will prevail in the election just as he admonished security agencies, the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC and all the political gladiators to have the fear of God to prevent possible breakdown if law and order.
He noted further, that absence of the fear of God are some of the reasons why there is electoral fraud, and violence during election.
Ibitomi also emphasized the need for Nigerians to rediscover their lost virtues which is the fear of God saying ” During the old days, People on earth fears God. But what we have today, is the reverse. When there is the fear of God among the people, non of us will talking on insurgency, kidnappings, corruption or violence in our country. We are now living in a society where there is no value for human lives. The people must change their ways before thing gets out of hand”.
“If politicians fear God, I don’t think anybody will be scared of violence in November. Am using this sermon to enjoin our people in Kogi state that the forthcoming election will be peaceful. Nobody should be scared of coming out to cast their votes”.