The Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie has asked Nigerians to pray for the success of the forthcoming elections.

Cardinal Okogie gave the advice on Wednesday while addressing reporters in Lagos.

He said: “We need a selfless leader, who will see everybody as his own.

“He must be patriotic, he must see Nigeria as his own and he has to have the spirit of self-sacrifice and love.

“We have to pray because the atmosphere is too tense. I think only God can help us. You cannot rule God out of the affairs of our nation, and that is one of the things that is killing us.”

Okogie therefore advised politicians to abide by the Abuja Peace Accord and ensure free, fair and peaceful elections.