The Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has called for prayers as preparations heighten towards the November 26 gubernatorial election in the state.
He stressed that only prayers can sustain the prevailing peace being enjoyed by the people since the beginning of his administration.
Mimiko implored the saints and people at large to help the state with prayers so that peace which has been a permanent feature of the state is not breached.
While addressing the congregation at the 70th anniversary service and dedication of the main auditorium of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Oke Igan, in Akure, at the weekend, Mimiko said all elections conducted under his administration have been peaceful, including the ones conducted by the trade unions.
Dr Mimiko lauded the president of CAC worldwide, Pastor Abraham Akinosun, who was in the service and other saints for their prayers for the peace of Nigeria and the success of his administration.
He admonished the church not to relent in prayers for Ondo State, especially as it is about to witness another governorship election.
Dr Mimiko urged Nigerians not to be discouraged by the present economic situation in the country, but to be optimistic and deeper in their prayers for the nation.
He said “I’m bold to say it anywhere that your prayers have upheld us in this state. We have continued to enjoy peace, which does not come ordinarily but through your prayers. It is clear that all the elections that have been concluded since we came on board have been peaceful. Even the NURTW election that used to be chaotic was conducted inside our Dome peacefully.”
Speaking while praying for the governor and the people of the state, Pastor Akinosun lauded Governor Mimiko for bringing unprecedented development to the state and leading the people closer to God.
Earlier in his sermon, the General Superintendent of CAC, Pastor Samuel Oladele, regretted that many Christians today have been deceived by fake doctrines, adding that in spite of the proliferation of churches, Nigerians have continued to swim in sin.