Edo crisis: Election not worth citizen’s blood – APC chieftain

Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:13 pm | News | 1 Comment(s)

The Edo chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), says the forthcoming governorship election in the state is not worth the blood of any citizens of the state.

Pastor Joseph Osagiede, the factional APC Publicity Secretary, stated this in Benin while declaring Friday, Feb. 21 for all party faithful to fast and pray for peace in the state.

Osagiede noted that the one-day prayer would touch and change the hearts of those fanning the embers of crisis in the state.

“We are calling for this prayer and fasting in view of the activities that have been taking place in this state in the past few weeks.

“We have had series of crisis and some forms of bombings and attacks on some individuals.

“We don’t want a continuation of that. We believe that the governorship election is not worth the blood of anybody. No one should die because of election,” he said.

He said the party wanted peace in Edo and Nigeria adding that no meaningful development could take place in an atmosphere of crisis and rancour.

“We are calling on the citizens to join in this one-day fasting and prayer tomorrow (Friday), to pray to God that there should be peace in Edo.

“We are seeking God’s intervention so that those who want to make the state ungovernable for Godwin Obaseki to have a rethink and give peace a chance,” he added.

According to him, although the one-day fasting and prayer is for peace, it is also to thank God for giving Edo a corrupt-free governor.

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  • When you fast note as follows:-
    1. Examine yourself and return to the Lord - Lamentations 3:40
    2. Do not be self-centered: “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” James 4:3. Therefore, do not let your prayer be motivated by worldly and wicked desires.
    3. Do not cherish sin in your heart: “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.…” Psalm 66:18.
    4. Confess truthfully and repent: “put to death the misdeeds of the body” (Romans 8:13).
    5. Ask according to the will of God: “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions [requests] that we ask of him.” ~ 1 John 5:14-15.
    6. Believe without doubting: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God that giveth all men liberally…and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, not wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” ~ James 1:5-6,
    7. Clean out unforgiveness in your heart: “Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him [drop the issue, let it go], so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your tresspasses and wrongdoings [against him and others]. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.” ~ Mark 11:25-26.
    8. Say bye bye to pride: “A man’s pride and sense of self-importance will bring him down, but he who has a humble spirit will obtain honor.” ~ Proverbs 29:23.
    9. Have true fellowship with God: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you [that is, if we are vitally united and my message lives in your heart], ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you.” ~ John 15:7.
    If you need to communicate, write to: ccministriesintnig@yahoo.com God bless you all.

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