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2023: Itire-Ikate LCDA Holds Intercessory Prayers For Peaceful Conduct Of Election

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Akin Olayemi

Hon Ahmed Apatira

As candidates of political parties officially kick-start campaigns for the 2023 general elections, Wednesday, September 28, Executive chairman of Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area, Hon.(Dr) Ahmed Apatira, held intercessory prayers for a peaceful conduct of the electoral process and successful transition.

In his opening remark at the session themed, “Heal our Nation”, the council boss disclosed that Nigeria needs divine intervention to overcome any form of impending violence or implosion.

Speaking on the purpose of the prayers, he said it was organised for security, peace and stability of the country and also to seek God’s favour through prayers to grant resounding victory to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Gov. Sanwo-Olu and other APC candidates.

He added, “As patriotic citizens, it has become important to organise a special prayer for the economic and political stability of the country, especially now that the nation is moving towards the electioneering period.

“This is the period that the country needs more prayers than before, and all hands must be on deck to ensure that we have successful elections come 2023” he said.

He however urged religious leaders to pray for our dear nation, Nigeria, as the country gears towards the 2023 general elections.

He said, “As we prepare for the 2023 election, this is the time religious leader, need to table all our affairs before our creator for a successful conduct and seamless transition of power to our national leader and presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, our Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other candidates of our party, the APC.

We need intercession from God to silence all perceived oppositions and machination of all enemies of our country that are working against the choice of our presidential candidate.

We need divine intervention to overshadow every form of impending violence for our nation to enjoy impeccable peace in an absolutely serene environment.”

Religious leaders present at the prayer who took turn to pray for the country’s leadership gave prophesy of greatness to Nigeria.

They stated that Nigeria shall be great again, noting that God Almighty is a listening leader and will cause His light to shine on our nation.

Also present at the prayer gathering which was held at the council secretariat, Airways Road, Ijesha, Lagos, were cabinet members, the legislative arm, management team, political office holders and members of staff of the council.

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