Port Harcourt - Rev Franklin Ihemefor of
African Episcopal Methodist Zion Church (AEMZC), Port Harcourt, on Wednesday
said President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s victory was referendum for a unity
between Christians and Muslims.
Ihemefor disclosed this in an interview in Port Harcourt.
He said that Nigerians, irrespective of their religious
differences, demonstrated patriotism and oneness with Buhari’s victory.
"If watch, you can recall that Nigerians did not vote with
tribal or religious bias, instead they voted with love for Nigeria.
"The Christian dominated South West voted in bloc for
Buhari just as the North Central to show you that we are one people,’’ Ihemefor
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The cleric reiterated his belief in one Nigeria, saying that
the country had overcome its disparities.
He called on Nigerians to continue to demonstrate the spirit
of togetherness and love for the country irrespective of tribe or religion.
According to him, after all, man created religion and it is
very foolish of man to allow what he created to divide him.
The cleric, who noted that Nigeria’s future was very
promising, said that it required the collective effort of all Nigerians.
Ihemefor urged the incoming Federal Government to engender
policies that would cushion the effects of hardship in the country.
He blamed the country’s economic woes on endemic corruption
that had eaten deep into the fabric of the nation.
Ihemefor, however, called on Nigerians to cooperate with the
in-coming government in all areas for a greater country.