A governorship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Dr. Pius Odubu, has charged christians particularly in the state to intercede for the country and the state for peace, progress as it relates to health, even as the world faces a tough time from the novel Coronavirus.
Odubu, who is the immediate past deputy governor of the state stated this on Friday, April 10, in his Easter message to the people of the state which was made available to INFO DAILY in Benin.
While stating that Easter signifies the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus, Odubu urged christians not to dwindle in their faith even as they celebrate Easter in the toughest time in the annals of man’s existence.
“This year easter festival is coming at a time the whole world is witnessing a global pandemic (Corona Virus) pandemic code name, Covid-19, which has brought all nations of the world to their knees with tens of thousands losing their lives.
“At this time more than ever before, as christians, we must intercede for our nation and our dear state for continuous peace and progress as it relates to health.
“Today, as we all live in isolation and become vulnerable, the global suffering potent to us as humans shows that we need others to survive.
“The love of Christ must continue at it is in 2 Corinthians 5:14, which love seen in small and large gestures of hope and solidarity, is calling us to a new future and new way of living”, he said.
He noted that the current Covid-19 knows no borders but we must continue to hold on to our faith, hope and love more than ever before.
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