The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has disagreed with sceptics who believe that after the 2015 general elections, the country will be thrown into chaos.
Rather, he believed that there were lots of positive opportunities in the midst of the challenges of the New Year.
He therefore called on Nigerians to support their leaders in prayers both physically and spiritually while the leaders on their part should be courageous in their decisions in 2015.
The CAN President in his New Year Message obtained by THE PUNCH in Abuja, encouraged Nigerians to approach 2015 with a renewed sense of vigour “and the understanding that we all must work for the kind of society that we desire to have because if we want peace and prosperity, then we must work for it and not lament over the challenges.”
He said, “But all these will not be possible if we continue to stay away from God or desist from doing His will in our small areas of jurisdiction; we must therefore approach everything in this year, first of all by inviting God’s presence to lead that particular venture and secondly by approaching it with a positive mind. That is the spirit that will lead Nigeria to the Promise Land.
“We must all exhibit love and sacrifice for ourselves and our nation in our collective quest for a better Nigeria beginning from 2015. Many have alluded to the fact that the 2015 general elections would throw Nigeria into chaos but as a man of faith, I see the election as Nigeria’s turning point.”
While advising leaders to be wise and courageous in their decisions in the coming year, Oritsejafor said there were a lot of opportunities in 2015.