By Abasi Ita, Calabar.
The Catholic Bishop of Ogoja Diocese in Cross River State, His Grace, Most Revd.Donatus Akpan has asserted that only politicians with good intentions for Nigerians will emerge victorious at next year’s general elections holding in the country from February to March
Bishop Akpan who stated this in his homely at Etung during the dedication of Saint Daniel Parish Nsofang,built and donated by the People’s Democratic Party , PDP, Governorship Candidate Senator Sandy Onor averred that God will harken to the prayers of Nigerians by enthroning his preferred choices across the country in order to terminate the reins of sufferings and wanton killings revaging the country.
In his words”if you are aspiring for a political office with the mind to do good, the God of goodness and mercy will see your through given your genuine intention, power comes from God only”
The cleric who took his text from 2 Chronicle 7:16-22 expressed delight at the gesture noting that “God has accepted the sacrificial offering demonstrated by erecting this magnificent edifice and will act accordingly “
“Having dedicated this tabernacle according to the norms and rites of the Catholic Church , the ever abiding presence of God is here ,therefore , do yourself good by coming here to pray always to God in appreciation of His goodness and place a demand for divine intervention in any issue troubling you”
In his goodwill message , the Catholic Archbishop, Calabar Metropolitan Archdiocese, His Grace Rt Revd Joseph Ekuwen who was represented by the Vigar General Pastoral, Reverend Father Charles Etim expressed delight at the gesture and lauded the priests and congregants over the monumental feat while assuring that God will reward all those involved in building temple for Him
In his remark, the facilitator of the church building project and the PDP Governorship hopeful,Senator Sandy Onor revealed that he embarked on the project in appreciation of the blessing of God in his life and also, in fulfillment of a personal covenant with God.
The Governorship Candidate who is also the Senator for Cross River Central commended the priesthood, friends and associates for encouragements towards the realisation of the project .
The event was by PDP State Chairman Barr Vena Ikem and his exco members, chieftains of APC in Cross River Central including the House of Representatives member for Abi Yakurr federal constituency Dr Alex Egbona,royal fathers,friends and well wishers