By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
House of Representatives member-elect, for Anaocha-Njikoka-Dunukofia Federal Constituency of Anambra State, Hon George Ozodinobi has organised an interdenominational prayer meeting for the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi.
Ozodinobi a member of LP, who mobilised members of his constituency to Egwegwe Square in Nimo community on Friday for the prayers said he was very confident that Obi will recover the mandate given to him by Nigerians.
He said “This is an interdenominational prayer meeting consisting of all Christian clergies. You can see the level of turnout of my constituents. We all turned out here to pray for Mr Peter Obi, who is also my constituent too.
“We are very convinced that Obi won the election of February 25, but his mandate was unjustly given to someone else. So what we have done here today is to call on God to retrieve the mandate.
“Obi must be president of Nigeria, that we are sure of. They can only delay it, but even if it is one day to the end of the tenure, he will retrieve his mandate. My only fear is that when he (Obi) will change the presidential election timetable in Nigeria like he did in Anambra, INEC will now tax Nigerians twice to conduct presidential election separately and then others too.”
Earlier, Rev Fr Venatius Ogbuagu, parish priest of St Mary’s Catholic parish, Ifitedunu, Rev CC Moloukwu and Rev Michael Ufoaro led the sermon, prayer and praise sessions respectively.
Fr Ogbuagu in his homily said: “If we all keep quiet and refuse to speak, the country would continue to deteriorate. What happened during the election is theft of mandate.
“We are persistent in calling that votes should count in Nigeria because we can only hold those we voted to account. Those whom we did not vote for, but they stole the mandate will never reckon with us.
“They announced a winner of an election, and there was no jubilation anywhere. We are confident that God can do all things, and He will use the judges to do it, and you will see the real jubilation the day they will announce Peter Obi winner.”