The leadership of the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has enjoined all the members of the party in the state to embark on a seven-day fasting and prayer session with effect from tomorrow (Friday) in order to seek the favour of God in the governorship election litigation in which judgement will be pronounced very soon.
The Acting State Chairman of the APC, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, who stated this yesterday in Osogbo, the state capital, said it was necessary for the party to resort to supplications after having effected everything legally allowed at the tribunal for the retrieval of former Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s stolen mandate in the July 16, 2022 governorship election.
Lawal reminded the members and supporters of the party that everything needs prayer for the attainment of perfection and as a potent insulation against the powers and principalities of the underworld.
The Acting State APC chairman disclosed that he believes in the efficacy of prayers and that there are no challenges that are greater than the powers of prayers.
He appealled to the APC members not to treat the fasting and prayers session with levity, stating that he was convinced that the God he is serving who has never let him down would perform wonders in the party members’ collective request and expectation.
Lawal told them that it would be important for the APC members to remember to pray for thep continuous good health for Oyetola and his deputy, Mr Bennedict Alabi and members of their families during the recommended fasting and prayer session.
He reminded them to pray for the state for the quick restoration of its lost and dwindling glory among the comity of other states in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Lawal also tasked the APC members to remember to pray for the success of the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and other party’s candidates in the February general elections.
He said it would equally be important to also pray against the shedding of blood by desperate and disgruntled politicians who may want to introduce violence into the conduct of the general elections.
Quoting from Ephesians 6:12: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”, Lawal stated.