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Ebonyi holds special prayer, fasting for peaceful elections



EBONYI State Governor, David Umahi, has called on people and stakeholders of the South East to intensify prayers to ensure a peaceful and credible general elections.

  Governor Umahi, who made the call during a church service to mark the end of a weeklong fasting and praying for peaceful elections, held at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki, Sunday.

  He appealled to the people, especially the youths not to engage in acts that would further threaten the fragile peace in the zone going into the elections.

  “My pleading to the people of the South East is to talk to their children, the election must hold and hold peacefully in Jesus name, amen.”

  The governor enjoined people of the state and South East to intensify prayers to ensure a peaceful and credible general elections.

  “We have every reason to thank God in all honesty and sincerity. Every Ebonyi man has every reason to thank God for what he has done for us in Ebonyi State.

  “The nation, Nigeria, is waiting for this Nazareth called Ebonyi.”

  The governor also announced the commencement of distribution of various categories of palliatives to people of the state as a way to mitigate their sufferings amidst the difficulties associated with the cash swap in Nigeria.

  He directed security agencies to arrest POS operators who charge exorbitantly for their services to the people in order to checkmate human-induced hardship on the people.

  Governor Umahi also charged the people to reason above clannishness and ethnic sentiments in their choice of candidates going into the general elections in order to reengineer the country.

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  “I have done the will of God by standing on the footing of justice, equity and faireness, I have nothing to fear.

  “There is no way clannishness can help us to grow, listen to God, do his will; otherwise, God will take that leadership from you.

  “He that hates his brother is a murderer and no murderer will inherit the kingdom of God”.

  Earlier in a sermon, the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN), South East Zone, RevFr Abraham Nwali, admonished the political class to play the game of politics with human face in order not to further threaten the peace of the Nation.

  “We are limited because no one knows the political situation of tomorrow because the system is slippery.

  “The insecurity has gone beyond our expectation. It is beyond man; no one has respect for God, neither has anyone respect and love for man.

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