Monday, 5 January 2015

Benue Catholic Bishops Call for Peace, Unity among Politicians

The Catholic Bishops in Benue State have called on politicians in the state to play by the rules of politics and desist from acts that will overheat the polity, thereby causing crises in the state.

The Bishops, who are four in number, and represented by Bishop William Avenya of the Gboko Dioceses, urged politicians to embrace peace for the overall development of the state, while speaking at the Catholic Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace in Benue state, held at the Saint John Catholic Church, Gboko.
Also speaking Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue state and Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, promised to collaborate to ensure the peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections in the state.
Earlier, leader of the opposition in the state, Akume, had cautioned that “no gun should be used against a Benue person because of the 2015 elections.
On our part, we will not instigate any form of crisis or violence, we also insist that there should be a level playing field and conducive environment that would allow for a peaceful process”, he said.

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