2019: ‘Only God knows who will be elected’- Plateau Governor

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Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State says only God knows the eventual winner of the 2019 presidential elections.

Lalong stated this on Thursday in Jos, at a special prayer organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Plateau State chapter, for peaceful general elections.

He noted that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was also in attendance, prayed with them in 2015 and the elections were peaceful.

“We are again praying and we hope that the election will be peaceful again.

“Only God knows who will be elected but we know that His will is best for us.

“We pray that those who will lose will accept the result in good faith for peace to reign,” he said.

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The governor thanked God for sparing the life of the vice president from the helicopter crash in Kogi recently.

Speaking, Osinbajo said the destiny of Nigeria rests on the shoulders of ‘each one of us’

“If we look elsewhere, we will make a very big mistake.

“We are the ones that can individually solve the problems of Nigeria and we must not look elsewhere.

“If we do the right thing, we will get the right result; if we do what is not right, we will not get the right result,” he said.

The vice president, who read many scriptures to support his argument, said that every individual must play a role in solving the problems of Nigeria.

He described Christians as the ‘salt of the world’ that could heal the land if they followed the tenets of the gospel.

Rev Fr Polycarp Lubo, Plateau CAN Secretary, said that the desire of the body was to have peaceful, free, fair and credible elections.

Lubo stated that their prayer was that no blood would be shed in the name of election.

He appreciated Osinbajo for honouring their invitation and prayed to God to be with him.

Prayers were offered by different clerics for a peaceful election.

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