Adeleke v Oyetola: Osun APC, PDP members embark on fasting and prayer – The Punch


Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo

Some members of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party  have embarked on fasting and prayer to ensure a favourable judgment by the  Election Petitions Tribunal on  PDP’s  Ademola Adeleke’s petition against Adegboyega Oyetola’s election as Osun State governor last year.

The tribunal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday informed both  parties  to  the case  that it would give judgement on the Adeleke’s petition against Oyetola of the APC on Friday.

A  statement by  the Osun State  chairman of the PDP, Mr  Soji Adagunodo, directed  members of the party to  fast and pray on Thursday ahead of the ruling.

Sources told our correspondent that a  PDP group on Tuesday commenced a  three-day fasting and prayer  for  divine intervention in the  judgement.

In a telephone interview  with our correspondent,  Adagunodo said the party believed  in the power of prayer and fasting.

Also, two  APC groups –Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation and Giomania – said  they  would hold a special prayer  session on Thursday to seek the face of God for a favourable judgement on the case.

The groups in a statement jointly signed by their  coordinators, Sikiru Tijani and Abdul Adegboyega, said, “This prayer became imperative because we cannot afford to take the state which has been experiencing a  monumental development in the last eight years back to abject poverty and penury.

 “Our prayer will surely be answered because God is not unjust. We believe in  the efficacy of prayer. Since we are on the right side of justice, victory is guaranteed.

“We believe so much in our party and we are very optimistic that the judgement will favour us. “The people of Osun have spoken through their votes, they turned out massively during the  election to elect  Oyetola. So there is no cause for alarm.”

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