Elders from the South-East have decided to participate in spiritual practice in order to have peaceful general elections in 2023 under the auspices of the Igbo Elders Consultative Forum (IECF).
Nigerians will cast ballots to choose the next President, Vice President, and members of the Senate and House of Representatives on February 25, 2023, according to The Site News.
17 days ahead of the exercise, the South-East elders said it would be abnormal to underestimate the efficacy of prayer; hence, they will commence 14 prayer points and fasting sessions purposely for the peaceful conduct of the election.
According to them, certain wicked agents of destabilization and habitual enemies of peace and progress masquerading as ethnic and religious bigots would likely choose to foment a crisis, the overpowering power of God.
According to them, the prayer and fasting exercise will supernaturally contain and neutralize the excesses of the bad eggs to their own vexation.
In a statement on Tuesday, the leader of the IECF and former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, said prayers are needed for the forthcoming elections.
Revealing the theme of the spiritual exercise as “Emergence of a new Nigeria through effectual intercession”, Ezeife said: “In absolute obedience to a privileged instruction/leading of the spirit divine following the revelation referred to above, the Igbo Elders Consultative Forum hereby climaxes the long-held intercession.”
Also, Evangelist Iwuchukwu Ezenwafor of the Ark Bearer of New Nigeria said part of the solemn declarations was that as the Giant of Africa by destiny, Nigeria is not a mere coincidence but a standard bearer, pacesetter, trailblazer and a typical example of what an ideal developing country should be even in the prevailing democratic and electioneering process.
Parts of the prayer points of the IECF is that the general election shall reflect an exceptional improvement and thereby post an unusual credibility record that would consequently revolutionize the future electioneering processes within the country and across the African continent.
The Igbo elders are also praying that there shall be a distinct, clear-cut and profound electoral victory in each elective office by the best candidate approved by God Almighty and graciously acceptable to the generality of Nigerians.