Supporters of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), cutting across the two major religions in Nasarawa State (Christians and Muslims), have initiated a prayer and fasting session ahead of the upcoming Appeal Court judgment in Abuja.
According to a cross-section of participants, the prayer and fasting sessions were organized to appeal for divine intervention during the delivery of judgment at the Appeal Court.
Speaking to newsmen in Lafia, the Nasarawa State Capital, one of the participants, Sulieman Abdullahi, gave assurance that justice would be served to the people of Nasarawa State. He emphasized that the people of the state wholeheartedly voted for the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, David Emmanuel Ombugadu, during the March 28 governorship election.
“Allah is the creator of the universe. He neither discriminates nor fails in his promises. So, attempts to change the wishes of the people against the overwhelming mandate given to those they want will not stand.
“We genuinely gave our mandate to the PDP candidate, Dr. David Ombugadu, to ensure a positive change in Nasarawa State. We will continue to pray to Allah because we believe he will listen to our supplications and do his will in Nasarawa State.”
In a remark, another participant, Rev. Emmanuel Bako, maintained that they would continue to seek the face of God until justice prevails in the legal battle. He stated further, “God Almighty is always ahead of every principality. The will of God shall prevail and shame those insisting on taking the mandate given to David Ombugadu in Nasarawa State.
“The axe of God is waiting for anyone challenging his power and will in this case. It is said in the Book of Isaiah 58:11, ‘The Lord will guide his people, satisfy their desire, and make their bones strong. They shall be like a watered garden, like spring water, whose work does not fail.’”
Reports indicate that the supporters of the opposition party in the state have been engaging in a sustained prayer and fasting session since the inception of the legal battle.
Recall that the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja had earlier reserved the judgment of an appeal filed by the Nasarawa State Governor, Eng. Abdullahi A. Sule of the APC, challenging the declaration of Dr. David Emmanuel Ombugadu of the PDP by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, for a later date.