Christians in Osun state, mostly youths, have identified with the nationwide#EndSARS and called on the Federal Government to accede to the demands of Nigerians for a better country.
The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) in Osun State on Saturday held a prayerwalk across the state and called for an end to police brutality and bad governance.
The Christians, from all denominations in the state gathered in Osogbo and Ilesa and prayed against bad governnace in Nigeria.
In Osogbo, the demonstrators assembled at Lameco and matched to Ring Road area before concluding the walk at Delẹ Yes-Sir area where they held series of prayers for God’s intervention in the affairs of the country.
The prayer sessions were coordinated by various ministers of God who demanded for a new Nigeria.
Speaking, the Vice President II of YOWICAN, Fasooto Oludare Ibukun said the prayer walk was necessary because of the maladministration, insecurities, economic hardship and spilling of innocent blood in Nigeria.
He said, “the happenings in the Osun state and Nigeria call for a serious confrontation, deliberation and resolution on the way forward within all section of the administration across the country.
“We ask God to reign in Nigeria starting from the Aso-Rock, every State Government house, Educational sector, Health sector and all other sectors. We declare that God should raise a generation that will uphold righteousness in the helms of affairs. We prophesy witty inventions, record breaking achievements and lots more. We cursed the death working spirit in the land, systems and in our lives. We pray that the Light of the Lord will invade every darkness in our land and society,” he said.
In the same vein, a group of Christians, Non Governmental Organisations, Churches and Students Unions held a prayerwalk in Ilesa.
They gathered at Roundabout area of Ilesa and prayed for a better Nigeria. Different clergymen led prayers during the walk.
The demonstrators asked the Federal Government to accede to the demands of Nigerians over #EndSARS.
Armed with placards bearing various inscriptions, the youths stormed the palace of Owa Obokun of Ijesaland, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran and a police station at Ayeso while calling for an end to police brutality.
Some chiefs from the palace Joned the demonstrators while the Divisional Police Officer of the Ayeso station addressed them and promised an end to police brutality in the country.
According to one of the Christian youths leaders in Ilesa, Ebenezer Ilori, the prayer walk kicked off at Owa’s Palace at exactly 7am.
He said, ” the Prayer Walk moved from the Owa’s Palace and stopped at strategic locations to give an address and to pray. Some of the strategic locations were we had stop over were Atakunmosa Market, Ita Akogun, Odo Iro Garage and the Police Station at Ayeso. The event ended in front of the Hall at the Owa’s Palae around 11am.”