Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), has urged Nigerians to vote for people “they have conviction will do good for Nigeria”.
In an interview with The Sun, Ashimolowo warned the electorates not to sell their votes, as they go to the poll this Saturday, February 16.
“Firstly, I think we should pray for peace in our land, that elections would go smoothly without violence, we should all pray that the leaders that will emerge from the elections will be leaders who have fear of God.
“They will be leaders who have the heart to do good for the people. Leaders who will be selfless, who will go all out to roll up their sleeves and work for our nation to come back to the place where our economy will be good, where the future will be bright and the citizens will be excited about the nation that we call ours.
“I will encourage everyone to go out and vote, I will encourage people to vote for the person that they have conviction will do good for Nigeria. They shouldn’t sell their votes; they shouldn’t be intimidated to vote for someone they don’t want.
“It’s our country and it is democracy. It is through our votes that we can do good for Nigeria and we should all be contented,” the cleric said.
The two major contenders are the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).