The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo State Chapter, has urged Christians in the country to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice and love as demonstrated by Christ.

Pastor Johnson Olabisi, the Chairman of the association, gave the advice in a message on Friday in Ibadan.

“We have been praying for a peaceful Easter celebration, now it is here. Christians should imbibe the act of sacrifice and forgiveness so that there will be peace among us,’’ he said.

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Olabisi also appealed to politicians and leaders to promote peace and understanding ahead of the forthcoming Governorship and House of Assembly elections.

“Politicians should see it as a game whereby one wins and another loses.

“They should, therefore, play the game according to the rules and allow people to cast their votes without intimidation,’’ he said.

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Also, the Senior Pastor of the Bodija-Ashi Baptist Church, Ibadan, Rev. Samuel Wojuola, urged Christians to embrace the virtue of humility and love, which underscored the sacrifice of Christ.

“It is a time for us to reflect on what Christ did; where he went and where we are in the programme of God.

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“We cannot continue to live our lives carelessly, if we cherish what Christ did for us.

“Everything about the story of the cross is hinged on humility,’’ he said.

Wojuola asked Christians to show love to everyone, regardless of status and religion. (NAN)