The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and the party’s vice presidential candidate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo were among eminent dignitaries that converged on Lagos State yesterday to attend the 2015 annual thanksgiving service organised by the Lagos State Government.
Speaking at the interdenominational thanksgiving service held at the Lagos House, General Buhari said he believed every Nigerian should be free and secured to practice their different religions.
Buhari in the service that was presided over by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye said: “I am honoured to participate in this annual thanksgiving service. This year thanksgiving service brings together all Nigerians from states, Christians, Muslims and all religions in Lagos to thank the almighty God.
“Religion must never be used as an excuse to divide us, oppress others or gain unfair advantage. All my life, I have expressed the belief that all Nigerians must worship God according to their wish.
“The duty of government is not religion, security for all Nigerians regardless of tribe or religion is our commitment on this day of thanksgiving. We shall all seat together like this, rejoice and thank God together for the Almighty God to give us the country of our dream.”
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola had earlier blasted certain individuals predicting doom for the country and the state in guise of religion, saying the predictions were heating up the polity.