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CAN to hold One-Day fasting, prayer for peaceful poll in Edo

CAN to hold One-Day fasting, prayer for peaceful poll in Edo

Edo State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in partnership with the Light of Peace for Africa Foundation said it has set aside Wednesday, September 16, 2020, for fasting and prayers for a peaceful election in the State.

Chairman of the association, Oriname Kure who made the disclosure on Wednesday during a press briefing in Benin City, said the one-day prayer has a theme,  ‘The Unbeatable God.’ Kure said the prayers became necessary due to the unending political attacks that have characterized the ongoing campaigns by the two main political parties in the State.

“The need for the heads of blocs and God-fearing people in the state to come together in one voice to seek the face of God to avoid bloodshed and violence before, during, and after the election cannot be overemphasized because a peaceful election is critical for the destiny of the citizens of the state.

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“CAN hereby call on all churches, all pastors, all Christians, all God-fearing and all good people of Edo State for a one-day prayer and fasting for peaceful election in Edo State.

“The prayer service is very crucial and critical to the destiny of the state as we all in humility and reverently stand in prayers to call on God Almighty for divine intervention in His mercy and almightiness for peace like a river in Edo State before, during, and after the election”, Kure said.

He noted that the September 19 governorship election is a very crucial moment in determining the destiny and future of the state.

He further said that the election is about the future of the children, integrity, faith, and for the sustainability of the developmental strides that have since placed the state in an enviable position in the comity of states in the country.

While tasking the electorate to vote wisely without fear, he urged Christians and non-Christians in the state to promote and maintain peace.