From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Religious faithful in Nasarawa State on Monday began a seven-day joint prayer session ahead of the Appeal Court’s ruling on the governorship election held on 18th March, 2023.
According to state residents, the purpose of the prayer session is to enable the candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), that Dr. David Ombugadu, is given the mandate in a peaceful manner.
Ustars Suleiman Abdullahi, a resident, told journalists in an interview that Allah is a listening being, Almighty, and the creator of the universe. He neither discriminates nor breaks his promises, which is why the government is trying to change the people’s wishes against the overwhelming mandate that they have been given to whomever they want.
“We genuinely gave our mandate to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and its candidate in March 18 for a positive change in Nasarawa state, and a few people are trying to steal our mandate. We will continue to pray to Allah, who will listen to our supplications and do his will in Nasarawa state”.
On his part, Rev. Emmanuel Bako said they will continue to seek the face of God in prayers saying that prayer remains the key adding that God Almighty is the giver of power and leadership.
“Our God Almighty is always ahead of every principality. The will of God shall prevail and put to shame those insisting on taking the People’s mandate given to David Ombugadu in Nasarawa.
“The axe of God is waiting for anyone challenging the power and the will of God in this case for it is said in the Book of Isaiah 58:11 that the Lord will guide his people, satisfy their desire and make their bones strong. They shall be like a watered garden, like a spring water, whose work do not fail,” he said.
He, therefore expressed hope that the Appeal court would uphold justice, equity, and fair play by carrying out the mandate, which genuinely called for a positive change in the state.
The Voice reports that the prayer session drew participants from across the muslims, christians and other worshippers holding in Lafia, the capital of the state.
Recall that the appeal court sitting in Abuja postponed ruling in the case filed by All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Gov. Abdullahi Sule, who contested the tribunal’s declaration of Dr Ombugadu as the legitimate winner of the March 18 governorship election in state.