Catholic Church lauds Ikpeazu developmental strides
“…God prepared, consecrated you to be Governor”
The entire Catholic Church in Aba, under the Catholic Diocese of Aba, has lauded the developmental strides of the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.
In a goodwill massage, jointly signed by Bro Greg Mgbajiaka, Very Rev. Fr. Dr Anthony Chukwuma and Bro. Gabriel Aleke, on the occasion of reception organized by the church for the Governor, the church lauds the achievements of the governor in less one year in office.
The Godswill message reads: “The Cathedral Administrator, the Parish Council, Laity Council, CMO, CWO, CYON and the entire Christian community of Christ the King Cathedral (CKC) Aba heartily felicitate with His Excellency Dr Okezie Ikpeazu on the occasion of grand reception in his honor by the Catholic Diocese of Aba.
“We appreciate the laudable feats achieved so far by the Governor less than one year in office. The infrastructural revolution he has embarked upon especially in Aba engenders hope of great dividend of democracy for the common man.
“It is interesting to note that His Excellency has in several occasions expressed unalloyed readiness to combat crime and all manner of civil unrest in the state. Such will and determination are characteristic features of people-oriented government, poised with growth and development. Indeed, the governor is working, never deterred by the nation’s dwindling economic fortunes.
“We wish Governor Okezie Ikpeazu a successful tenure of office and God’s grace to lead Abia State to the land and future of her dream.”
In an address to the Governor read by Rev Fr Innocent Ajuonu, the Church said: “The last gubernatorial race in Abia State was a long-drawn-out tug-of -war. Events that followed proved that God was with you, and He is still with you.
“God has chosen you, at this point of time in the history of Abia State, for some purposes. Before you were formed in your mother’s womb, He knew you, He prepared you and consecrated you to be the Governor of all in Abia State in the most difficult time in the history of our country. All in Abia State are now your children. This is a sacred office that goes with very heavy responsibilities.”
Also, the Knight of St John International (Jubilee Temple) pray God to grant the governor wisdom as his discharges his duty in the state.
They also called on “the Aba Landlords Protection and Development Association (ALPADA) to join hands with the Governor to move Abia State to greater heights.”
The Aba Diocesan Council of Catholic Men Organization (ADCCMO) also commended the governor and stressed that: “your effective and efficient control and management of the affairs of Abia State, associated with your unrelenting toil and humility.”
Responding, the Governor thanked the Church and promised remain resilient. He reiterated that he bears no grudge against anyone due to the give rishon race. He also said that he remains committed to his effort to rebuilt Aba and stressed that anything on his way to rebuild Aba will go down.
“Am not relocating Ariaria market. But we will rebuild it. We remain committed to our resolute to rebuild Aba and anything on way as we do so will go down.” Governor Ikpeazu said.
The Governor, who is a devout Seventh-Day Adventist Church, was accompanied to the service by his Deputy, Sir Udo Oko Chukwu, a devout Catholic.