Catholic women hold procession for peaceful governorship polls in Ebonyi

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Abakaliki – The Catholic Women Organisation (CWO), Abakaliki Diocese, Catholic Women Organisation (CWO),on , held a rosary procession which ended the burning of written petitions unto God.

Mrs Chinwendu Muoneke, of the CWO, explained that they came out pray for peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial elections in and the entire country.

She thanked God for the peaceful conduct of the Presidential/National Assembly elections and prayed that the gubernatorial election, especially in , would be peaceful.

“The high rate of being experienced during these processes and the challenges generally faced by people within the same period are worrisome.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

“Individuals take political activities as do or affair should realise the negative sides, as are being used as thugs kill and maim people.

have been used destroy valuable of innocent people in the area’’, she said.

According to Muoneke, the activities of politicians have created fear and panic among people in the state, as they are being intimidated on daily basis.

“This is why we decided to cry unto God to ensure that the are peaceful through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

“I hereby advise women to shun acts such as discrimination, gossip, malice among others and ensure that they monitor their children’s activities to prevent them from being used to perpetrate ”, she added.

The Administrator of St. Theresa’s Cathedral, venue of the prayer, Monsignor Alphonsus Iwueke, the women to continue to be prayerful as prayer was the solution to all problems.

“Prayer creates good relationship, peace, love and harmony to families, communities, states and nations.

“I commend you for coming together to pray for the conduct of peaceful elections in the state and the country as a whole.

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“Ensure that you are not involved in acts that would bring disunity and problems in the society”, he stressed.

The prayer, the theme: “Happy are the Peacemakers’’, attracted more than 1, 000 women from all the parishes in the diocese. (NAN)