From Esther Akaa, Lafia
No fewer than 1,000 women from several religious organisations across the 13 local government areas of Nasarawa State gathered on Sunday to pray for God to give the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. David Ombugadu victory at the upcoming tribunal judgement in the state.
The Voice earlier reported that Dr. Ombugadu had dragged Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) to court after his declaration as the winner of the March 18, 2023 governorship election in the state.
The women at the rally, who were wearing all-black attire and singing emotional songs in Hausa while carrying placards with various messages, held a series of prayers pleading with God to intervene and free the state from what they perceived to be slavery through the impartial judgment of the tribunal.
Speaking shortly after the prayer session in Lafia, Leader of Nasarawa women Coalition for Justice, Hanatu John, explained that the reason for the rally was to seek the face God in the case involving Dr. Ombugadu of PDP and Governor Abdullahi Sule of APC.
Hanatu expressed faith in God’s ability to hear the cries of the elderly women in the blazing sun and give the judges presiding over the Nasarawa Governorship Tribunal the authority to administer justice to the people of the state on the day of judgment.
“All residents of the state including members of the All Progressives Congress are aware that the PDP candidate, Dr. David Ombugadu won the March 18, 2023 election, not the incumbent governor, Abdullahi Sule as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“These women you see here are over 1,000 in number cutting across various faith. They voluntarily came out from all parts of the state to pray for the person residents of the state gave their mandate to because they are tired of the APC led government. They no longer want to be deceived, that is why they are all gathered here today in solidarity with the PDP.
“We are appealing to the tribunal and the judiciary to do the right thing on the day of the judgement. They should review the results collated from across the 13 LGAs of the state and announce the actual winner of the governorship election,” she said.