Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike
Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike

The Rivers Government has declared a three-day fasting to seek God’s intervention for peace and order in the state, ahead of the Dec. 10 rerun elections.

Austin Tam-George, the state Commission for Information, stated this in a statement he issued on Monday in Port Harcourt.

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According to the commissioner, the fasting will span between Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 9.

He said that Gov. Nyesom Wike pleaded with residents and churches in the state to actively participate in the spiritual exercise.

“The fasting will involve churches and residents of the state; the essence is to seek God’s divine intervention in the election.

“We know that when we seek the face of God, He will cause our state to have a peaceful rerun election and no principality or power can stand Him.’’

He enjoined Rivers people to engage in acts capable of promoting peace during the election.

The Independent Electoral Commission fixed Dec. 10 for rerun elections into national and state assembly positions in the state.

The election umpire recently warned stakeholders in the re-run election to shun acts that can overheat the polity. INEC also cautioned Gov. Wike to stop making making utterances that can incite violence during the election period.