Apex Igbo Youths group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), has rallied over 100 religious groups to intercede for Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.
Governor Ikpeazu, on Monday, tested positive for Coronavirus, becoming first Governor in the Southeast to be infected with the dreaded virus.
But in a statement on Tuesday issued by the President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Secretary Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the group said the groups will pray for the governor and other infected persons in the region.
It added that there is ongoing 40days fasting and prayers for Governor Ikpeazu led by Igbo Christian Prayer Warriors starting from today 9th June 2020.
The apex group also described as a sad and unfortunate development the news of the rising cases Of in the South East.
“Igbo Youths appeals to all Churches in Igboland to join the Seventh Day Adventists Churches across Nigeria on Wednesday 10th June 2020 on Special mid-week prayers for all Igbo COVID-19 cases.
“Other religious groups like Jewish, Muslim, Traditional and Customary religious practitioners have been mobilised to start offering their prayers, sacrifices and ordinances from 10th June 2020 for all Igbo Coronavirus cases especially Governor Okezie Ikpeazu”.
OYC wished Governor Ikpeazu and other affected Igbos quick recovery, praying to God to heal the land and Save Igbos from this Coronavirus pandemic.
“We know that since other Governors tested Negative after confirmed positive from the virus in the past, definitely God Almighty will surely give healing to Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu”, the group said.