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ASUU Strike: PDP Declares 7 Days Fasting and Prayers

The National Chairman of
the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, has
requested all members of PDP worldwide to embark on seven days fasting and
prayers commencing from Monday, 16th of September, 2013.
The call for fasting and prayer
was contained in a news release signed by the new
PDP spokesperson, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka. According the release, “this spiritual
intervention is as a result of the concern of the Baraje-led PDP for the plight
of parents and our children due to the continued closure of public universities
following the strike by ASUU to
protest the Federal Government’s failure to keep the agreement it signed with
the Union in 2009”.

“Muslims all over the nation
and abroad who are PDP members should close their fast by this Friday, 20th
of September, 2013, at their places of worship while the Christians should end
theirs on Sunday, 22nd September, 2013 at their places of worship.
It has become imperative
to seek the face of God over this matter considering that all efforts to
resolve this unwarranted strike have failed woefully and considering the
socio-economic damage this strike has caused both parents and our children. We
are confident that our resolve to go to God will succeed as the importance of
fasting and prayers cannot be over emphasized.
To say the least, we are
shocked that the government inflicting this monumental hardship on Nigerians is
a PDP Government popularly elected by majority of Nigerians and run by a
President who was once a University Lecturer. In this regard, we wish to plead
with Nigerians for forgiveness on behalf of the PDP Government at the centre,
which could have avoided this costly strike. We wish to assure all Nigerians
that as a party we will surely find a way to end this shameful situation.
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