The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Victor Oye, has called on all party members in Nigeria and the diaspora to pray fervently before the Anambra State House of Assembly for God’s grace to stop the hand of death that has struck the House and two of its members in a period of three months.
The PUNCH had reported on Wednesday that House Majority Leader Nnamdi Okafor has died while on a legislative retreat in South Africa.
The lawmaker collapsed and died in the early hours of Wednesday at a hotel in Sandton City, Johannesburg, South Africa, only to be confirmed dead hours later.
Before his death, Okafor, popularly called Akajiugo Awka, represented the Awka South Constituency 1 in the state assembly.
In a press statement on Thursday, Dr. Oye urges all members to fast for three days and pray for peace, growth and development in the House and in the party ahead of the 2023 elections.
“The times we find ourselves in are dangerous and call for constant prayer, self-examination and penance,” Oye said in a statement.
He called on the leadership of the Anambra State House of Assembly to join in prayers and fasts because “I see God doing something new in the House soon.”
He took the opportunity to take pity on the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor and the, indeed, all members of the House on the sudden death of the Majority Leader, Hon. Nnamdi Okafor, in faraway South Africa.
He prayed to God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest in heaven