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Tribunal verdict: Osun APC declares 7-day fasting, prayer

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By OLAJIDE IDOWU

OSOGBO- All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun has urged its members to commence a seven-day fasting and prayer to seek the face of God over the impending judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in the state.

The party, in a statement issued by the acting State Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, called on members to start the fasting and prayer today (Friday) so that the judgment could be in favour of former Gov. Gboyega Oyetola.

Lawal said that it had become necessary for the party to resort to supplications, after having done everything legally possible before the tribunal for the retrieval of Oyetola’s mandate.

He reminded party members and supporters that everything required prayers and supplications for the attainment of perfection and “as a potent insulation against the powers and principalities of the underworld.

“I believe in the efficacy of prayers and that there are no challenges that are greater than the powers of prayers.

“I appeal to APC members not to treat the fasting and prayers session with levity. I am convinced that God will perform wonders through the collective prayers of party members.

“It is important for APC members to remember to pray for continuous good health for Oyetola and his deputy, Mr Bennedict Alabi, as well as members of their families during the fasting and prayer session.

“Pray for quick restoration of Osun’s lost and dwindling glory among the comity of states in Nigeria,’’ he said.

Lawal also tasked the APC members to remember to pray for the success of the party’s presidential candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu, and other candidates in the forthcoming general elections.

He equally called for prayers against shedding of blood by those he called desperate and disgruntled politicians who might want to introduce violence into the conduct of the general elections.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Oyetola had, on Aug. 5, 2022, filed a suit before the tribunal, challenging the victory of Sen. Ademola Adeleke of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the governorship election, held in the state on July 16, 2022.

The tribunal, however, adjourned on Jan. 13 for judgment after counsels to the petitioners and the respondents had submitted their written addresses and same adopted by the tribunal.

Chairman of the three-man tribunal, Justice Tertsea Kume, had reserved judgment for a later date, which, he said, would be communicated to the parties in the matter. (NAN)

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