Bread of Life Church International says it will attend tomorrow’s national prayers for peaceful elections.
Some media reports have been circulating which indicated that the Church will shun the event and that President Lungu’s prayers should not be used for political gains by the organisers as way to endorse a particular candidate and demonise others.
But in a statement released by Bread of Life Church International Media Team, presiding Bishop Joe Imakando, Church will attend the prayers.
“I would like to refute media reports circulating on social media in which I am quoted as having had refused to participate in this Sundays prayers for peaceful elections.”
“At no time did I issue such a statement on Facebook or any other social media considering that as a church we have always been active in praying for the nation because we stand for peace,” Bishop Imakando said.
He said he does not know the motive behind people who circulated the statement.
“It can only be described as a fabrication. I would like to state that although I would not personally be in attendance during the prayers due to other commitments, the branches in various parts of the country would actively participate because we believe in corporate prayers.”
Bishop Imakando has appealed to Zambians to ignore the posting and channel our efforts to praying for Mother Zambia ahead of August 11, 2016.