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Democracy doesn’t require use of arms – Gov Diri

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Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has pressured the necessity for the folks of South South area to shun politics of violence, noting that democracy doesn’t require the usage of arms however the constructing of consensus for improvement

Diri made the comment throughout a one-day zonal prayer summit organised by the South South zone of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Ovom, Yenagoa.

Governor Diri acknowledged that politics needs to be seen as a method to develop the folks and to not kill and disunite them.

An announcement despatched to DAILY POST on Wednesday, by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the Governor as saying that Christians mustn’t keep away from politics as even Jesus Christ was involved in regards to the welfare of the folks, which politics is all about.

He urged folks of the area to embrace politics of improvement, including that the South South is blessed with plenty of potential to be nice however that greatness can solely be achieved if the folks have been united.

He once more justified the choice of the South South governors to ban open grazing, stressing that herders shouldn’t be allowed to make use of their enterprise to destroy that of the farmers.

Governor Diri appreciated the South South Zone of CAN for the prayer summit and urged the church to not relent in praying for the area and the nation.

His phrases: “Politics is in regards to the welfare of individuals, which Jesus did. So we should always not combat ourselves. There is no such thing as a distinction between the church and authorities.

“South South is a blessed area. Allow us to pray that God will give us leaders that can see the potential and develop the area.

“If we cooperate, it is going to be tough for every other area to beat us. It’s not all about oil. South South is wealthy in agric and different sources. However we’d like peace for buyers to come back in.

“Numerous occasions we’re misunderstood. You’ll be able to solely distinction militancy to Boko Haram however you can not examine them.

“If we’re united as Southerners, there are plenty of advantages. Our financial system will growth as now we have the potential. Final energy belongs to the folks. All the time search for alternative routes to name authorities to order moderately than resort to protest as step one to resolve points.”

Diri thanked Nationwide President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Wale Oke, and others for being steadfast in prayers and fasting to make sure that Bayelsa didn’t go into the incorrect fingers.

In a welcome tackle, the CAN South South Zonal Chairman, Archbishop Israel Ege, stated the essence of the summit was to hunt the face of God for improvement of the area and nation at giant.

He lauded the Governor for his developmental efforts and prayed God to proceed to bless him with the grace to serve folks of the State.

Delivering a sermon, Bishop Wale Oke stated the nation was passing by means of challenges that God alone can resolve, stressing that nothing was inconceivable for God.

Describing the South South because the sustainer of Nigeria, he expressed regrets that the area had not obtained what it deserved from the nation and urged the folks to proceed to hunt the face of God.

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