Yuletide: Gov. Umahi Preaches Love, Urges Nigerians To Pray For Unity, Peaceful Election

By Celestine Okeh, Abakaliki

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has called on Nigerians to use the Christmas period to continue to pray for the unity, progress and above all, the hitch free 2023 election in the country.

In a statement personally signed by the Governor and made available to Journalist in Abakaliki.

Umahi said; "It is with joy of heart that I felicitate with the good people of Ebonyi State on this Christmas season set apart by Christians all over the world to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

"Indeed, the inspirational times and life of our Lord Jesus on earth,the dominion of His sacred kingship  and the glory of His majesty are manifestations  of the gains of the  birth of our Lord Jesus Christ which we celebrate.

"The purpose of Christmas celebration  is to  commemorate  the fact that God loves us and is  with us all the time. Christmas is a time of spiritual reflection on the important functions of the Christian faith and a time of reconciliation and salvation. It is a time   we demonstrate the significance of the love our saviour, Jesus Christ who was born to save the world from sin and sorrow.

"I therefore commend you to the perfect purpose of  Christmas celebration and urge you to use the opportunity of this season to share the joy of God's loving kindness to Ebonyi State, His mercies that led us thus far as a people and His grace that has kept us  on track despite the challenges that confront  our society today. 

"I convey the happy Christmas wishes to all our brothers and sisters both those spending their Christmas in our dear State and those celebrating the season outside the  shores of the State.  I urge you  all to continue to pray for a united Nigeria where the  love of our Nation reigns above religious and tribal considerations. I urge you also to pray specially for a peaceful and hitch-free General Election coming shortly  next year. May God continue to bless and prosper you as you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

"I wish you all  Merry Christmas and please accept always, the assurances of the esteemed regards and best wishes of the government of Ebonyi State", he concluded.

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