The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has called on all Religious Organizations in Egbaland to start an immediate 48-hour special prayers for peaceful, violence free and credible Presidential and Senatorial Elections coming up this Saturday.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, who made the call today at the Ake Palace, noted that the 48hour prayers by all faiths had become necessary and urgent in order to ensure that lives and limps would not be lost before, during and after the elections.
In a Statement signed by his Chief Adviser on Media, Baaroyin Layi Labode, the Alake noted that Egbaland, indeed Ogun State, had been known to be a peaceful State, where local and international investors love to locate their businesses because of its proverbial security and stability.
The Egba Paramount Ruler specially called on all Christian and Muslim Organizations to send the Royal Message to all their Branches throughout Egbaland and other areas of the State.
The Alake also admonished the Religious Bodies to make non-violence, the themes of their sermons during this period, adding that the youths should be warned by the clergy and parents not to allow themselves to be used for electoral malpractice or any other form of illegality.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo also advised politicians that they should not make the electoral process “a do or die affair”, adding that they didn’t need to represent the dead, the maimed and homeless in whatever public offices they aspired to occupy.
The Alake finally pleaded with INEC and other electoral umpires to put the fear of God before taking any action.
According to the Egba Monarch, the entire world was watching the INEC, Nigerian Politicians, and the general public.
Oba Adedotun expressed the optimism that Nigeria would emerge stronger and more united after the General Elections.