Politicians contesting in the 2010 general elections have been advised to do so in goodÂ faith.
Pastor Jeremiah Bello of the Covenant City Prayer Ministries, Okeshina Street, Meiran inÂ Agbado-Oke Odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, who gave the advice in aÂ sermon, said that the country would experience a divine turn around if credible leaders wereÂ elected to run its affairs, while urging Nigerians to pray for God to avert bloodshed in theÂ coming elections.
Pastor Bello, whose church is holding a three-day vigil that will end tomorrow at theÂ churchâ€™s auditorium, said he foresees Nigeria turning to a better country.
â€œI want to enjoin every devoted man of God in Nigeria to pray for a violence-free electionÂ next year. Both Christians and Muslims should pray for peaceful polls in 2010. We mustÂ submit ourselves to God, especially the politicians, who must not see the coming electionsÂ as a do-or-die affair,â€ he said.