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“Vote for four years, not two weeks of rice and beans,” – Pastor Paul Adefarasin tells Nigerians ahead of 2023 elections

The Senior Pastor of House on the Rock Church Lekki, Paul Adefarasin, has urged Nigerians to vote wisely in the 2023 elections.

He gave the advice during his church’s “Project Spread” where food items are delivered to members of his church and community in the spirit of Christmas.

“Vote for four years, not two weeks of rice and beans,” Mr. Adefarasin told his audience on Saturday.

The cleric drew similarities between the food items delivered by his church to the community with the ones usually distributed by politicians during elections.

He said Nigerians should cast their votes with the next four years in mind, rather than the two weeks lifespan of the food items distributed by politicians.

“These foodstuffs will not last more than two weeks, so when election time comes, vote for four years and not two weeks,” Mr. Adefarasin said.

He said he was not campaigning for elective office, but came to show the people “the love of God and also to point you in the right direction so that you can benefit from what God has put in your country.

“That is all I have to say this morning, except to wish you a merry Christmas and a sensible new year,” he added.

Explaining his reasons for the outreach, he wrote on his Instagram, “Today, we took some time to give back to the people in our community”. 

He Said, Project Spread is an Initiative which is aimed at showing the true meaning of Christmas to those around us, especially our community! 

“We are celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, more so by putting a big smile on the faces of the less privileged in the communities around us”.

“It is always a very rewarding experience ?. Please don’t keep the gift to yourself, share with someone, this Christmas ?.”

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