By Phineas Padio
Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has revealed that the numerical strength of Christians can determine the outcome of elections in Nigeria.
Boss disclosed this in Yola on Sunday, stressing that Christians have the numbers to make the difference if they understand the power of the Permanent Voter Card (PVC).
In Adamawa state, for instance, there have been increased pressure in some quarters, clamoring for the rotation of power along the two major religious divides of Islam and Christianity.
The SGF was a Special Guest at a Thanksgiving Service in honor of the new Head of Service of Adamawa state, Dr. Edgar Amos Sunday.
Speaking in the Hausa language, he noted that the 2019 election was crucial, hence the need for Christians to be part of the decision making.
“Christians should obtain their PVCs so that the Christian voice will be heard in the decision of the nation’s destiny in 2019.
“Therefore, I wish to charge the youths to shun thuggery and also not to allow themselves to be used by desperate politicians”, he added.
On the Christmas season, he charged Christians to extend the spirit of the season to the election year. ” We as Christians should preach the message of Christmas, which is love and take it into the election season”, SGF urged.
Dr. Edgar who was visibly elated described his appointed as divine. He, however, thanked Governor Jibrilla Bindo for considering him.
He declared his total support for the proposed N30,000 new national minimum wage.
Prominent Christian leaders attended the service, including three gubernatorial candidates and CAN chairman, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza.