Some members of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party have embarked on fasting and prayer to ensure a favourable judgment by the Election Petitions Tribunal on PDP ’ s Ademola Adeleke ’ s petition against
Adegboyega Oyetola ’ s election as Osun State governor last year .
The tribunal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday informed both parties to the case that it would give judgement on the Adeleke’ s petition against Oyetola of the APC on Friday .
A statement by the Osun State chairman of the PDP , Mr Soji Adagunodo, directed members of the party to fast and pray on Thursday ahead of the ruling .
Sources told our correspondent that a PDP group on Tuesday commenced a three – day fasting and prayer for divine intervention in the judgement .
In a telephone interview with our correspondent , Adagunodo said the party believed in the power of prayer and fasting .
Also , two APC groups –Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation and Giomania – said they would hold a special prayer session on Thursday to seek the face of God for a favourable judgement on the case .
The groups in a statement jointly signed by their coordinators , Sikiru Tijani and Abdul Adegboyega , said ,
“This prayer became imperative because we cannot afford to take the state which has been experiencing a monumental development in the last eight years back to abject poverty and penury .
“ Our prayer will surely be answered because God is not unjust. We believe in the efficacy of prayer. Since we are on the right side of justice , victory is guaranteed.
“ We believe so much in our party and we are very optimistic that the judgement will favour us .
“ The people of Osun have spoken through their votes , they turned out massively during the election to elect Oyetola .
So there is no cause for alarm . ”