The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has come out to urge Christians to desist from voting based on party lines at the 2023 general election which is just about two months away.
The governor said at this point in the country’s situation, it would be a good thing if Christians vote for a candidate who is competent and has the interest of the Nigeria at heart.
According to him, it’s only such a candidate that can deliver the country from the current economic and security woes.
Naija News gathered that Ortom, at the weekend told delegates at the 2022 annual convention of the All Nations Evangelism Ministries (ANEM) in Makurdi, the state capital that with the multiple socioeconomic and security challenges in the country, Christians would need to rise up and vote, not according to partisanship but leaders with the nation’s interest at heart.
He told Christians to consider the future of the nation and not get carried away by candidates who don’t mean well for the country.
The governor enjoined Christians in the state to continue praying for the progress of the state, as it is not an easy task to stand firm for the interest of his people, but believed with prayers, he would not be deterred.
Ortom advanced that “The 2023 election is going to be different. We shall not be foolish enough to vote according to political parties. We shall vote in 2023 according to the election. Nobody should fool you.
“You must save your future and that of your children. You must save the future of those going to Church, you can save the Churches. Vote for the candidate of your choice but let it be someone who will not work against you tomorrow. Don’t vote according to political parties. Let them not deceive us again.
“In 2023 we don’t just need a President, we need someone who will deliver us from insecurity, economic woes, diminishing social life, corruption and all those things that are pulling us apart.
“Don’t be carried away by all kinds of falsehood, tricks and lies and deceit by those who do not mean well for us. Let nobody deceive you to vote against the collective interest of our nation. Pray to God and vote for the right candidates and I believe that God will answer us.”
This article was originally published on Naija News