Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘All Nigerians have in your hands a golden future’

Posted Oct 15, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Josiah Idowu-Fearon, have taken part in a pre-election interfaith peace conference in Nigeria. Giving the keynote address at the “Religious Harmony in Nigeria: Towards the 2019 General Elections” conference in Abuja, Welby told the audience that “Peace requires justice.” He said: “Attacks cannot be treated with impunity. Truth needs telling and arriving at the truth that is to be told is a complex process.” While in Abuja, Welby held separate meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar. A series of primaries will be held between now at the election date of  Feb. 16, 2019. The new president will be inaugurated on May 29, 2019.

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