LP Lawmaker-Elect Mobilizes Constituents for Prayer Gathering to Support Peter Obi’s Mandate Recovery Efforts Published on May 26, 2023, by Joe Chukindi
Honorable George Ozodinobi, the elected member of the House of Representatives for Anaocha-Njikoka-Dunukofia Federal Constituency in Anambra State, has orchestrated an inclusive prayer event in solidarity with Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
Ozodinobi, an LP member, rallied constituents from his district to gather at Egwegwe Square in the Nimo community on Friday to fervently pray for the Nigerian people’s restoration of the mandate entrusted to Peter Obi. He expressed utmost confidence in the ultimate success of Obi’s mandate recovery endeavor.
He said: “This is an interdenominational prayer meeting of all Christian clergies. You can see the level of turnout of my constituents. We all turned out here to pray for Mr. Peter Obi, who is also my constituent too.
“We are very convinced that Obi won the election of February 25, but his mandate was unjustly given to someone else. So what we have done here today is to call on God to retrieve the mandate.
“Obi must be president of Nigeria, that we are sure of. They can only delay it, but even if it is one day to the end of the tenure, he will retrieve his mandate. My only fear is that when he (Obi) will change the presidential election timetable in Nigeria like he did in Anambra, INEC will now tax Nigerians twice to conduct presidential election separately and then others too.”
The sermon, prayer, and praise sessions during the event were led by Rev. Fr. Venatius Ogbuagu, the parish priest of St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Ifitedunu, Rev. CC Moloukwu, and Rev. Michael Ufoaro, respectively.
Fr Ogbuagu, in his homily, said: “If we all keep quiet and refuse to speak, the country would continue to deteriorate. What happened during the election is theft of mandate.
“We are persistent in calling that votes should count in Nigeria because we can only hold those we voted to account. Those whom we did not vote for, but they stole the mandate, will never reckon with us.
“They announced a winner of an election, and there was no jubilation anywhere. We are confident that God can do all things, and He will use the judges to do it, and you will see the real jubilation the day they will announce Peter Obi’s winner.”