Senate President, Senator David Mark and his Deputy Senator Ike Ekweremadu, have called on Nigerians to emulate the virtues of peace and sacrificial living as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
According to Mark “Whichever side of the religion or political divides we may find ourselves, what must be paramount is the interest of our country. What makes for the good of all; welfare and security of our citizens must of a necessity be our vision and purpose”, Senator Mark stated.
He called for renewed faith and commitment to the ideals of nationhood saying that Nigerians should continue to demonstrate resilience and perseverance as always in order to reach the Promised Land.
Specifically, Senator Mark advised citizens to maintain peace and order especially during this period of transition in the over all interest of the nation.
As for Ekweremadu only selflessness, such as demonstrated by Christ in its fullest, by giving his life in exchange for the salvation of mankind could move the nation forward.
He said, “At Easter, I call on the Christian faithful and indeed all Nigerians to emulate Christ’s sense of self-sacrifice by putting the nation first in all that they do. Unless we learn to live in peace as brothers and sisters, putting Nigeria above every personal, tribal, sectional, religious, and other narrow interests, our journey to the Promised Land will be farther than necessary.”
Senator Ekweremadu said that the peaceful conduct of the 2015 elections so far, against all odds and contrary predictions, showed that God was indeed with Nigeria.
He, however, called on Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the peaceful conclusion of the election on April 11, 2015 and to also carry the same attitude of non-violence into the remaining political contests.

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