Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has met with religious bodies in the state ahead of the July fourteenth elections.
The Governor met with leadership of the Anglican Communion and the Pentecostal fellowship of Nigeria.
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole harped on the need for the church and other religious leaders to remember the state and country in prayers at all times particularly Edo State as a result of the forthcoming gubernatorial elections.
While assuring them of his absolute commitment to the course of taking Edo state to the next level, Comrade Oshiomhole said he will not derail on the ongoing transformation agenda across the length and breath of the state. The however urged the church to pray against anything that will cause unrest, tension that will prevent the people from performing their civic responsibility on the Election Day.
Elsewhere, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his People Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, General Charles Airiavbere were the governorship candidates that appeared at the interactive session organized by the political organ of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria to enable the meet with candidates for the July 14th elections.
The exercise according to the religious body is to participate fully in the election process as it concerns the general wellbeing of its membership since it has an estimated six hundred thousand eligible voters.
In his remark, Comrade Oshiomhole said his ambition for a second term is borne out of his conviction to improve on the welfare of the Edo people though the provision of essential amenities and people oriented projects.
In his remarks, Bishop Peter Imasuen assured the governor that the church will embark on a sensitization drive with a view to wooing more voters on the side of the governor. This he said is occasioned by the fact that they are all witnesses to the good works of Governor Oshiomhole.
Highpoint was the prayer session where the governor was prayed for by the Bishop and the venerable for success at the polls.
Christie Macaulay reports that the religious bodies were concerned about the peaceful conduct of the forth coming elections.