- Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has predicted that the 2019 general elections will be hitch-free
- The governor also expressed confidence that the elections will produce God-fearing leaders across Nigeria
- Governor Okowa made the comment at a prayer rally organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed confidence that with prayers, the 2019 general elections will be hitch-free and produce God-fearing leaders for the country.
The governor made the comment on Monday, February 11, at Ughelli, Ughelli north local government area of the state during a prayer rally organised by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Governor Okowa said Nigeria as a country is due for restoration, adding that the elections would bring about deserved benefits for Nigerians.
His words: “As we move into the elections, it is time for restoration, time to get deserved benefits as Nigerians, but, before the restoration, there is some work for the church to do, there is some work for our people to do.
“We must pray for our state and our nation because, no matter how powerful a man may be, there is always limitations but with God, there is no limit, there is nothing God cannot do.
“I am confident in the name of Jesus that what He says will be, will be and with prayers, God's directions, we will have peaceful elections and our nation will be healed when we have God-fearing people as our leaders.
“Nigeria deserves a healing, healing of the land but the power of the healing can only come from heaven and as Christians, we must come openly to God and ask God for the forgiveness of our sins and live righteous life; once we are properly connected to the Lord Jesus.
“There is nothing that will stop us; we must be ready to do what we ought to do and we must pray because, when we call on His name, He will come down mightily to deliver us.”
He thanked CAN for organising the rally, assuring that in the next four years, he will continue to partner with CAN and all Deltans to deliver democratic dividends.
Chairman, CAN, Delta state chapter, Apostle Sylvanus Okorote thanked Okowa for attending the ceremony despite his tight schedule.
He advised those seeking offices to play by the rules, prophesying that, “in this elections, there shall be no thuggery; we say no to election violence, thuggery, killing.”
At the well attended rally, prayers were offered for peaceful, free, fair, transparent elections and peace in Delta state before, during and after the elections. Prayers were also, offered for Governor Okowa, Delta state and the country.
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Meanwhile, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has reminded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies that they would bear both the blame and praise in the conduct of the 2019 general elections, admonishing them to exhibit the highest sense of patriotism and professionalism.
Ekweremadu gave the admonition while speaking to journalists at the Enugu West Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) mega rally held in Agwu, Enugu state, ahead of the February 16 elections.
The lawmaker said it was also up to the security agencies to live up to their several promises of neutrality, professional conduct, and protection of INEC, electoral materials and voters.
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