by Lekan Olanrewaju
Do you believe in the power of fasting and prayers? Well, so does Africa’s largest political party, the PDP.
The Edo State chapter of the party has invited residents of the state to embark on a 7-day prayer and fasting session to implore divine intervention to save the state from apparent troublesome occurrences.
Edo’s PDP, on Tuesday, in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Mathew Uruokhide stated that the days Monday, May 21 to Sunday, May 27 had been chosen for citizens to partake on the fasting and prayer session, so as to enable God intervene in the state, particularly over recent violent activities that had taken place.
“The party is very concerned about the increasing spate of deaths arising from political activities in the state,” the statement said. “We, therefore, call for a seven-day fasting and prayers from all Edo people and indeed the entire nation, for the Almighty God to intervene in the forthcoming elections in Edo State.”
“Edo State has not had this high number of politically-related deaths in her recorded history. No ambition of any politician is worth the life of any individual. No office, no matter how highly placed too, is worth the blood of our youths who are the future leaders of our country.”
The statement also spoke about the upcoming governorship elections, advising all involved parties to act carefully.
“We also advise that all the stakeholders in the coming elections should tread softly in the remaining few weeks to July 14 governorship election,” the party said. “Our youths should also exercise decorum and not allow themselves to be used by desperate politicians to perpetrate violence in the society.”