IN THE NEWS: GOVERNOR EMMANUEL, OTHERS TAKE VICTORY CELEBRATION TO CHURCH
Ndifreke P. Akpan (Govt House)
…….The mood at Qua Iboe Church along Ikot Ekpene Road in Uyo was Sunday ignited as hundreds of Christian faithful in thrilling dance steps and melodious tones celebrated the victory of their member, Governor Udom Emmanuel and other candidates in the just concluded elections.
Governor Emmanuel accompanied by his Wife, Martha led members of his family, State Executive Council and top political class to worship God for seeing them through successfully.
Governor Udom Emmanuel who was so emotional as he rendered songs of testimony, acknowledged God for his benevolence.
While citing the book of Psalms 66 verses 19 and 20, Mr Emmanuel thanked God for his Grace and Mercies throughout the campaigns and the elections.
He said that God had honoured the church and His word by not allowing the devices of men to prevail despite the intimidation and militarization during the elections.
He recounted that he started his campaign in the church, and thanked God for being faithful to him.
He said the victory has energized people’s faith in God, and wondered how it could have been if the victory eluded them.
In his homily, The Resident Pastor, Rev Ibup Emah who preached on the theme : Exploits of Faith, taken from Heb 11 verses 1-40 said every believer is called to a life of exploits.
“The strength of the enemies is buoyed by ignorance on the capabilities of God.”
He said faith without work is dead, urging all to jettison complaining and proclaim the power of God in all circumstances.
He described Governor Emmanuel as a man of faith who makes boasts in his God.
The service was attended by Wife of the Governor, Martha, Director General of Divine Mandate Organisation, Otuekong Idongesit Nkanga, PDP Chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo, Senator Effiong Bob, Senator Bassey Albert , Senators Elect, Chris Ekpenyong, Dr Akon Eyakenyi, others were Deaconess Owoidighe Ekpotai, members elect for National and State House of Assemblies, Local Government Chairmen, Chairmen of Boards and Parastatal among others.