- Category: Politics
- Published on Thursday, 17 February 2011 09:08
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As the take-off of the nationwide presidential campaign of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) draws nearer, his party, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), has declared one week of intensive fasting and prayers towards achieving a successful campaign exercise.
The one week of prayers and fasting declared by the CPC, which started on Monday, February 14, 2011, will be rounded off with prayers in mosques on Friday and churches on Sunday.
A statement by Buhari’s spokesperson Wednesday, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, said: “The high points of the prayers include thanking God for the mercies He has shown to Buhari and his associates all these years of political battles and the successful transformation of a political movement into a party.
“Prayers are also to be offered for God's protection over Gen. Buhari, his family, all candidates running on his party’s platform, his supporters all over the country and Nigeria in general; just as there will be supplications for strength during the campaigns and wisdom to give Nigeria leadership and direction which the nation is in dire need of at this critical juncture. The campaign programme, which promises the kind of excitement never seen in recent time, is to be unfolded at the end of the prayer sessions.”