Some religious leaders have promised to hold a joint rally to endorse the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, for the forthcoming elections.
The religious leaders operating under the tutelage of Inter-faith Prayer Forum disclosed their plan at a meeting with the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Dr Ahmadu Ali, in Abuja.
The members of the clergy, led by Archbishop Leonard Kawas and Sheik Dan Zanga, said they were in support of the administration of President Jonathan and applauded the PDP-led administration for transforming the nation in all sectors.
They cautioned politicians against desperation for power as they noted: “Quran and the Bible agree on the fact that only God gives power.”
In his remarks, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, who was represented by Prof. Tunde Adeniran, expressed the appreciation of the PDP presidential campaign organisation for the prayers and support of the religious leaders since the beginning of the electioneering process.
It will be recalled that the campaign organisation of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused its key opponent in the coming elections, the PDP, of plotting to blackmail Muslim clerics and community leaders over Muhammadu Buhari.