Onitsha, 02 February, 2023 / 6:27 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of the Onitsha Archdiocese in Nigeria has declared a 21-day period of prayer and fasting, seeking God’s graces over the general elections scheduled for February 25.
In a Wednesday, February 1 statement, Archbishop Valerian Maduka Okeke says the “special” spiritual exercise is to run from the first day of February, and to conclude on February 21.
“As we enter the month of February 2023, which is a special month designated for national elections in our beloved Country, Nigeria, His Grace, the Archbishop, Most Rev. Valerian M. Okeke, declares a 21 days special prayer and fasting in our Archdiocese,” the Archdiocesan Chancellor, Fr. Prudentius Aroh, says in the February 1 statement.
He says the prayer and fasting period originates from the conviction that “those who put their trust in the Lord can never be disappointed.”
During the period of prayer and fasting, Fr. Aroh says, Christians should intercede for “divine security and peace in our country, Nigeria (and) peaceful, transparent and credible elections with the glorious outcome.”