Borno declares today public holiday for buhari

The Borno State
government has
declared Monday
(today) a work-free-day
for the visit of the All
Progressives Congress
presidential candidate,
Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to the state.
Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Ahmed Jidda,
announced this on Sunday in a statement in Maiduguri, the
state capital.
Jidda said that the public holiday would enable residents of
the state to receive Buhari during his campaign rally.
The statement read, “The Borno State Government has
declared Monday as a work-free day. The declaration is to
enable the people of the state welcome the APC presidential
candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who will arrive
Maiduguri on a campaign visit on Monday.
“Governor Kashim Shettima has enjoined all Borno
residents to come out en mass and line up the streets to
welcome the Peoples’ General.”
Meanwhile, the National Christian Elders Forum on Sunday
dissociated itself from the purported endorsement of Buhari
by the Northern Christian Leaders Eagle-Eye Forum, led by
one Pastor Aminchi Habu.
The Secretary of NCEF, Pastor ‘Bosun Emmanuel, in a
statement issued in Abuja, advised Christians “to resist the
temptation of putting personal interests above the interests
of the Lord Jesus Christ, because such compromise has
terrible eternal consequences.”
Emmanuel also called on politicians “to put the interest of
the nation first in all forms of electioneering campaign and
desist from acts that could be interpreted to imply desperate
manipulation of the electorate for political power.”
His statement partly read, “It has come to the notice of the
NCEF that an unaccredited group, claiming Northern
Christians Leaders Eagle Eye-Forum, purportedly on
Thursday February 12, 2015, in Abuja, adopted the
presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in
the forthcoming elections, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari
(retd.).
“The National Christian Elders Forum wishes to state clearly
that the only Northern Elders Forum accredited and
recognised by the Christians Association of Nigeria is the
Northern States Christian Elders Forum.
“The Elders Forum hereby declares that neither CAN,
NOSCEF nor the NCEF at any time supported or approved of
the action of this unaccredited group. The National Christian
Elders Forum wishes to admonish Christian leaders in
Nigeria to resist the temptation of putting personal interests
above the interests of the Lord Jesus Christ, because such
compromise has terrible eternal consequences.
“The Elders Forum also advises politicians to put the interest
of the nation first in all forms of electioneering campaign
and desist from acts that could be interpreted to imply
desperate manipulation of the electorate for political
power.”

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