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AS Nigerians head for polls by weekend, Association of Nigeria, CAN, Benue State chapter has sought for divine intervention from God for a free, fair, credible and violence free polls.

To achieve this, the religious body, last week organised a three-day fasting and prayer session which ended last Sunday with an interdenominational church service at the Chapel of Grace, Government House, Makurdi.

Speaking during the church service, the state chairman of CAN, Rev. Akpen Leva told the Christian community in the state to remain steadfast in prayers which he emphasied as the only panacea for a free, fair credible and violence free poll.

Leva who stated that prayer was the force that has kept the nation together over the years urged Christians to intensify prayers for success to be recorded in the forth coming general elections.

The CAN chairman who pointed out that God has been faithful to the Benue Christians, emphasized that, “we prayed for the smooth selection of traditional rulers and for God fearing Tor Tiv in the State and in came to pass. This came after we had fasted, prayed and handed over the state to God”.

According to the cleric, “we fasted and prayed for the recovery of President Mohammadu Buhari when he was sick, we also fasted and prayed for the killings in Benue State and God has answered our prayers.”

He stressed that since God has been answering their prayers in the past, He would again answer their prayers during the polls by allowing the emergence of credible and God fearing people as leaders and urged Christians not to relent in prayers.

The CAN chairman who sued for prayers for both the federal and state government as well the entire Nigerians also expressed delight that the recent biennial national conference of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, in Makurdi has started yielding fruits, assuring that God would definitely heal the land.

In his remark, Governor Samuel Ortom who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Government House, Terwase, Orbunde revealed that the government of Benue state and CAN have been working harmoniously for the progress and development of the state which he described as commitment on the side of CAN.

The governor insisted that prayers should be backed with actions and urged told Christians to go out on every Election Day to vote people of their choice even as he encouraged then to remain united, indivisible and peaceful for development to take place in the state.

Governor Ortom who stated God has been in control of the state after it was dedicated to Him, assured the people to remain faithful to God, stressing that God that sees in secret would one day reward them publicly and their labour would not be in vain.

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