Adekunle Thomas, Pastor of Jesus Palace Church, Ilorin, Kwara, has advised politicians and Nigerians to embrace peace ahead of the March 11 Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections.
Mr Thomas, who gave the advice in Ilorin on Saturday in an interview, tasked politicians and the masses to embrace peace and accept the outcome of the election.
He advised politicians to lead by example by not instigating violence and to call their supporters to order for peace to reign.
“Whatever may be the outcome of the forthcoming election, let us embrace peace and not instigate any violence by our actions or utterances.
“Nigeria’s unity should be the priority. Say no to violence and embrace peace. Politics is not a do-or-die affair.
“No need to shed blood because of any politician. We can only vote and pray for a better Nigeria after the election,” he advised.
The cleric, however, called on religious leaders, traditional rulers and journalists to preach peace and orientate the public on violence-free election.