The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Edo State chapter, in conjunction with the Light of Peace for Africa Foundation have called for fasting and prayers ahead of the September 19 Governorship Election in the state.
The Edo State Chairman of the Christian Association Of Nigeria, Bishop Oyonnude Kure announced this on Wednesday in Benin while briefing newsmen.
Bishop Kure said the event tagged “The Unbeatable God” is scheduled to hold on September 16.
The Clergy said there was the need for the heads of blocs and God fearing people in the state to come together in one voice to seek the face of God to avoid bloodshed and violence.
According to him, seeking God’s grace before, during and after the election cannot be over emphasised because a peaceful election is critical to the destiny of the citizens of the state.
“CAN hereby calls on all churches, all pastors, all Christians, all God fearing and all good people of Edo for a one-day prayer and fasting for peaceful elections in Edo.
“The prayer service is very crucial and critical to the destiny of the state.
“We all in humility and reverence stand in prayers to call on God Almighty for divine intervention in His mercy and Almightiness for peace like a river in the state before, during and after elections,” Kure said.