Governor of the State of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, and other members of the Executive Council have joined the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) Worldwide to offer prayers for peace and stability in the state, and Nigeria at large.
This was deemed necessary particularly at a period when the state governorship election is fast approaching.
The vigil, which held at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park in Osogbo, the state capital, saw thousands of Christians and Muslims from the South-West states converging to pray for peace in troubled parts of the country.
In what looked more like a revival service, several members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) also joined in the gathering where they not only prayed for continued peace and progress of the state, but also for the re-election of Governor Rauf Aregbesola for a second term in office.
Governor Aregbesola, while speaking on the significance of the programme, said that religion could best be described as love, peaceful co-existence, tolerance and harmony without rancour.
The all night prayer session which lasted from 10pm till dawn, with various artistes drew the presence of a large congregation from virtually all the Yoruba speaking states in Nigeria.