The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence, Samson Ayokunle has appealed to all Christians in the country and those in Diaspora to begin a Prayer for the success of the rescheduled elections.
The CAN said the praye Programme which started Tuesday, 19 February will end on Sunday 24th February.
Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant (Media &Communications) announced this in a statement on Tuesday.
The statement read in part: “recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the Presidential and the National Assembly elections to next Saturday for logistics reasons, the excuse that does not go down well with all stakeholders.
“The unfolding scenario on the political scene is not ordinary and there is a need for the Church to intercede for Nigeria. I want you to pray very well this week against some evil forces that are plotting against the election.
“If it’s about the things we see in the spirit, I am not sure that elections will hold at all. We should rise up and ask for transparent, free, fair and credible election that will even be better than those of the 2015.
“That is why we have asked you to pray this week. This is a week for prayers. Pray that bad people will not be involved in Nigeria’s affairs. About the elections, we will pray that they will not result in war, bring hardship and suffering unto the populace.
“People who think they are powerful and want to cause problems for us, God Himself will give them problems and bind them. God will take power from them.
It is our prayers that this will be the last time INEC will toy with any postponement again.
“It is reprehensible, unacceptable, condemnable, ungodly and a national embarrassment and never again will Nigeria be subjected to this kind of rude shock of international proportion.” The statement read.