National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners in Ekiti State has endorsed the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Pesident Goodluck Jonathan for the forthcoming elections.
The association also warned politicians against bloodshed in the coming elections. The association appealed to clerics to stop prophesying doom for the country, which it said could further ignite tension and cause chaos in the system.
At its first meeting of the year held in Ado Ekiti on Friday, where over 4,000 members across the 16 Local Government Areas of the State had converged to offer prayers, the body also endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan’s reelection bid.
This is as one of the Peoples Democratic Party’s aspirants for Ekiti Central senatorial ticket, Sen. Bode Ola, has urged his supporters to put his loss at the primaries behind them and work for the party’s victory at the general elections.
Ola, who was in the Senate between 2009 and 2011 described his loss at the primaries to Mrs. Fatimat Raji-Rasaki as “the will of God.”
“No man knows what God had prepared for those who wait on him, nor one gets anything in this world unless that which was ordained for him from heaven,” he said.
Briefing newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the State Chairman of NANTMP, Chief Jacob Orisamika, described Jonathan as a humble person who can be trusted with power.
“We are supporting President Jonathan because we have consulted the oracle and it revealed that he is the best for the position. It was revealed that Nigerians will benefit more under him than any other candidates.
“Aside this, we have to show our support to Governor Ayodele Fayose who has been relating with Ekiti people closely. I believe that whatever the Governor supports must be supported by all Ekiti indigenes because Fayose is a man of the people,” he said.
Expressing worries over the doom being prophesied by religious leaders, the association urged Nigerians, regardless of faith, to continue to pray for the survival of the country.
“We want to state unequivocally that Nigeria won’t witness any bloodshed or cease to exist after this election. Though, there may be some pocket of skirmishes, but we shall overcome and continue to forge ahead as a nation,” Orisamika said.