Port Harcourt: The Rivers Government has declared a
three-day fasting to seek God’s intervention for peace and order in the state,
ahead of the Dec. 10 rerun elections.
Austin Tam-George, the state Commission for Information,
stated this in a statement he issued on Monday in Port Harcourt.
According to the commissioner, the fasting will span between
Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 9.
He said that Gov. Nyesom Wike pleaded with residents and
churches in the state to actively participate in the spiritual exercise.
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“The fasting will involve churches and residents of the
state; the essence is to seek God’s divine intervention in the election.
“We know that when we seek the face of God, He will cause
our state to have a peaceful rerun election and no principality or power can
He enjoined Rivers people to engage in acts capable of
promoting peace during the election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission fixed Dec. 10
for rerun elections into national and state assembly positions in the state.
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