By Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze
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Following a stakeholders meeting by the Leadership of the Princewill Political Associates with 45 men of God including Bishops and Reverends in attendance held principally to review the State of the Nation the Forum resolved that with the confusing trend in the country it is only fasting and prayer that can save the nation from a raging doom ahead of us over the dangerous path the 2011 general election is being planned. With the spate of controversy the issue of PDP zoning is generating, undefined electoral laws, the non release of funds to INEC to conduct the election and the sad and confusion within the opposition political parties resulting to non availability of a compact, virile and sound opposition political platform for Nigerians the dangers ahead of us as a nation is better imagined than stated. In this regard the Forum resolved that every member of the PPA cutting across the six States of the South-South geo-political zone should embark on a two week fasting and prayer starting from 4th September, 2010 and to end with a thanksgiving service on 19th September, 2010 in Port Harcourt.

According to the Leader of the PPA, Prince Tonye Princewill, “the future of our country is in danger and if we fail to do something about it we will have ourselves to blame. The signs are ominous and there is a need therefore for all of us to embark on this exercise to seek the face of God to save our nation becomes imperative. With the 45 men of God led by Bishop Boma Lawson and Rev Dr. Ugo Amaechi in support of the exercise we are convinced that God will hear our prayer and intervene in the state of our nation. As a Nation, we are at crossroads with the danger of the zoning controversy in PDP hanging above our heads like the sword of Damocles. The confusing signals, un-statesmanship utterances from our Leaders in recent times has made it expedient that we turn to non other than The Almighty. The problems of our country seems to have overwhelmed our President and to get out of the doldrums we find ourselves in, we must collectively join the leadership in prayer as the consequences of failure to do so will be collectively shared.

We can't afford to fail in the conduct of the 2011 general elections as anything short of a credible election will cause unprecedented damage to our psyche as a nation. The International Community has laughed at us enough and it is time we take our destiny in our hands and we can't achieve that without the intervention of God and God can only intervene when we cry to Him and to cry we must cry this time around. The importance of this exercise means a lot to our generation if we want to bestow an egalitarian, virile and responsible future to our children. Our people must not sell their votes to our politicians who will turn around to mock us with bad leadership but instead we must vote in God-fearing men that will take us to the next level and save the nation from further myopic leadership that have being our lots all these years. These unprincipled and shallow leaders who have little or no idea of governance to run our affairs and continue to generate unemployment, hardship and poverty to our people instead of marshalling out policies that will eradicate poverty and generate ideas of creating industries that will employ our teeming unemployed youths and move our nation forward.

Bishop Boma Lawson who addressed the meeting gave portions from the bible supporting the move that at various stages in the life of the Nation of Israel prayer and fasting played much in averting similar dangerous trends like what is currently happening in our country. We will fast and pray and we are sure that the God of Abraham that heareth the prayers of the saints will grant us our petition and cause the leadership of our country to do that which is right to avoid the calamity starring us in the face.

Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
Media Consultant, PPA.