The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday disclosed that the peaceful conduct of the governorship election in the state was due to prayers, and called for prayers from religious bodies to end the current economic recession in the country.
The Governor, was said this in Benin, the state capital, when the General Overseer of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, paid him a courtesy visit at Government House.
Obaseki, represented by his deputy, Philip Shaibu, said Pastor Kumuyi’s visit to the state was apt and a divine call.
He said, “In our state, we have a brand new Oba, in the person of Oba Ewaure II, and a brand new leadership. We believe that with this programme, Showers of Blessing, God’s hand is in Edo, and as a state we would want to tap from the anointing.
“Though we have recession in the country now, we believe it will end. We want you to pray for the state and the country so that the recession will end.”
He said the prayers of religious leaders during the last governorship election in the state was well commended, saying it was the first time in the history of the state that election had been conducted peacefully without any recorded incidence of violence.
His words, “We appreciate your prayers during the last governorship election in the state. It is the first time in the history of the state that election was conducted peacefully without any recorded incidence of violence.
“We will continue to rely on your prayers and counsel.”