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Anambra Assembly deaths : APGA National Chairman calls for fasting, prayers


Tony Okafor, Awka

Following frequent deaths in the Anambra State House of Assembly recently, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr Victor Oye ,has asked members of the party to embark on nationwide fasting and prayers wherever they are.

Oye stated this in a statement made available to our correspondent on Thursday in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

Recalled that three members of the house died in the current legislative session. They include: Patrick Aniunoh, Okechukwu Okoye and a more recent one this week, Dr Nnamdi Okafor.

In the statement, the APGA National Chairman said the moment of supplication would be for “God’s mercy to stem the hand of death that has struck the House killing two of its members in a space of three months.”

Continuing, Oye begged for God’s mercy upon the house as he urged all members of the party to embark on a three-day fasting and prayer for peace, growth and development in the house and in the party , especially as the 2023 polls drew near.

He said,”The times in which we have found ourselves are perilous and call for constant prayer, self-examination and penance.”

He called on the leadership of the Assembly to join in the prayer and fasting, adding “I see God doing something new in the house soon.”

He commiserated with the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo; the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Uche Okafor and all the members of the house on the sudden death of the Majority Leader, Hon. Nnamdi Okafor, in far away South Africa, praying God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal repose in heaven.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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