The Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) Church of Nigeria has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to give room for a credible government made up of impeccable characters and good repute, reports BOSE ADELAJA.
The body also enjoined the President and all political office holders to see their victory at the April 2011 polls as a call to serve the nation, saying the election was well deserved and has truly reflected the overwhelming confidence and support of the people of this country.
In a statement jointly signed by the church’s executive council chairman, Dr. O. O. Sowande, and secretary-general, Senior Apostle Akin Owolabi, the church also commended the INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega for a job well done. ”Jega has shown that there are credible, incorruptible and God-fearing individuals in our country in spite of the negative activities of a negligible number of her citizens,” the church said.
The church enjoined those who lost at the polls to accept defeat in the spirit of sportsmanship and take solace in God, adding that the victors should set in motion, reconciliatory measures in their respective constituencies so that their administrations could enjoy the co-operation of their political opponents.
The church also commiserated with families of corps members and other innocent citizens who lost their lives during the post-elections violence in parts of the North, stating “the senseless killing of innocent citizens by disgruntled elements in the country was not only unfortunate, but becoming a recurring decimal, and continues to call to question the unity of the country. The wanton destruction of property, especially churches in some states in the country, should no longer be tolerated,” the statement added.