Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has called on Christians in the state to stop castigating him, even when he is doing something wrong.
He said rather than criticise him, they should pray for him and his government, adding that it is the obligation of the citizens to pray for their leaders.
Governor Ortom made the call on Thursday during the dedication of a church auditorium of the Remnant Christian Network (RCN) Embassy in Makurdi, the state capital.
The Governor identified prayer as the major duty that the citizens owe their leaders.
He said, “The people owe their leaders the duty to pray for them. Even if I am doing the wrong thing it is your responsibility to pray for me for God to lead me in all that I do.
“As a person, I have been working with God and it accounts for the successes I have been recording in life. I urge Christians to always pray for me rather than castigate me.
“As for me, I will always stand up for the truth. I will always ensure that God takes preeminence in all that I do and I will also abide by the dictates of equity, fairness, and justice.”