OFFICIALS and members of the Action Congress (AC), ward II at Otan Ayegbaju in Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State last Tuesday held an Interdenominational prayer seeking divine intervention in the litigation battle between Engineer Rauf Aregbesola and embattled Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
The prayer, which was the first of its kind to be organized by officials and members of a ward in the council area, attracted the attention of the party leadership in the area.
Before the prayer session, chairman of the party at ward II, Alhaji Hassan Ajiboye urged the party faithful to be law-abiding and committed to the party principles, saying that these conditions are necessary for the success of the party at all times.
Speaking during the prayer session, Pastor Adedeji, disclosed that the Action Congress’s battle in the state is like that of the Israelites, who suffered in Egypt before God finally liberated them from their persecutors.
He added that the present struggle in the state is God’s way of testing the faith of the masses of the state, saying that very soon, the people, Action Congress and Aregbesola would have cause to thank God.
The cleric however, counselled the party to be wary of the type of candidates it would present on its platform to the public in future elections, adding that not all candidates are as good as the party manifestoes.
Advising the masses, he said that they should be conscious of parties they would vote for in subsequent elections, as the present experience must not be allowed to repeat itself.
Reciting some selected chapters of the Holy-Qur’an, Ustaz Ibrahim Adebayo Sulaimon, who led the muslim prayer session urged the people to be optimistic, since the will of the people is always Allah’s will.
He also prevailed on party faithful in the council Area to distance themselves from the intrigues of dirty politics, saying very soon, God would deliver his promises to them.
Earlier, at the gathering, Action Congress chairmanship aspirant in the council area, Honourable Stephen Dosumu thanked the entire party faithful in the area for their unflinching support throughout the period of persecutions.
He stated that the AC is a party that has the masses’ plight at heart, saying it was founded on the principles of the progressives and ideology of the Chief Obafemi Awolowo and as such, would not do anything to tarnish its integrity.
Speaking further, he stressed that Aregbesola’s antecedents in Lagos State speaks volume for him, saying that when he finally claim his mandate, the people would be better for it.
He added that the astute politician is God-fearing, who would stop at nothing to ensure that he formulates policies, which would ensure the improvement of the people’s welfare.
The prayer session was attended by all the party leaders in the three wards in Otan-Ayegbaju, including women leader, councillorship aspirants and other party faithful.
By SHINA ABUBAKAR