The Rivers State Government has declared a three-day fasting to seek God’s intervention for peace and order in the state, ahead of the December 10 rerun election.
Mr Austin Tam-George, the state Commissioner for Information, stated this in a statement he issued on Monday in Port Harcourt.
According to the commissioner, the fasting will span between Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 9.
He said that Gov. Nyesom Wike pleaded with residents and churches in the state to actively participate in the spiritual exercise.
He added that “The fasting will involve churches and residents of the state; the essence is to seek God’s divine intervention in the election.
“We know that when we seek the face of God, He will cause our state to have a peaceful rerun election and no principality or power can stand Him.’’
He enjoined Rivers people to engage in acts capable of promoting peace during the election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Independent Electoral Commission fixed Dec. 10 for rerun elections into national and state assembly positions in the state.