The Rivers State has declared Three Days of Fasting and
Prayers to seek divine intervention for a peaceful re-run elections in
the State on Saturday.
A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and
Communication, Dr. Austin Tam-George, said Governor Nyesom Wike
approved that the fasting should begin on Wednesday, December 7 and
end on Friday, December 9, 2016.
Dr. Tam-George pointed out that the fasting programme which
would involve all those that are resident in the State would seek
God’s mighty hand to put detractors who are bent on causing confusion
to shame.
” We know that when we seek the face of God , He will cause
our State to have a peaceful re-run election and no principality or
power can stand Him, “he stated.
The Commissioner enjoined all residents of the State to
join Governor Wike and participate in this spiritual exercise which
would certainly bring the presence of God during the polls on
He reiterated government’s resolve to support INEC and the
security forces to perform their duties lawfully, adding that they
must resist to be tools in the hands of the ruling All Progressives
Dr. Tam-George called on Rivers people to refuse any
attempt to be intimidated but to come out en masse to vote for
candidates of their choice and protect their votes on Saturday.