- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's re-election bid has been endorsed by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN)
- The governor's aspiration was endorsed by the Delta State chapter of the PFN at a rally held recently
- The Delta state governor expressed confidence that with the endorsement, the next four years would be great for Deltans
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's re-election bid has been endorsed by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Delta state chapter.
The PFN's support for the Delta state governor was nnounced at a rally held at the Ughelli area of the state on Thursday, January 25.
Speaking at the rally tagged, 'Christians and Politics rally,' Governor Okowa stated that he is proud to be a Christian and with his endorsement by the church for second term in office, the next four years would be great for Deltans.
His words: “I thank the leadership of the church for this opportunity and great honour, it is not easy to meet the body of Christ in this large number; I am happy that the church has stood by me and the government of Delta state; I have never been ashamed and I will not be ashamed of saying that I belonged to the church of Christ.
“Since last year, things have started to turn around for the better in our state and with your prayers, your support, the coming years will witness unprecedented development in our state.
“I may have many people that are contesting against me but, they believe in the flesh, I believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and the church, so, victory is ours; I will continue to thank the church for all they have done for me; the peace we have in Delta state, it is because of the prayers and support of the church.
“Through you prayers, a lot of things can happen and at the end of the elections, we will have reasons to glorify His name; yes, the church has come together to adopt me as their own and adopt all Jesus children in the elections.”
Chairman, PFN in the state, Bishop Kingsley Enakirerhi, in his remarks said, “if Nigeria is going down, it is because of bad people, we have to work for good people to be in positions of authority, we are here to tell the world that Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is our choice for Delta state governor in 2019; if God is for you, no one can stand against you.
“PFN is solidly with Governor Okowa, anyone who cast his votes for someone else is on his own; PFN has spoken, the house has spoken in Delta state, go and mobilise the people to vote for Governor Okowa.”
On his part, Bishop Simeon Okah, Presiding Bishop of the Flock of Christ Mission, Warri said, “we are united in Delta state, we are not divided, the word of God is powerful; everything you can see today is created by word and with words.
“We are supporting Governor Okowa, with Senator Dr Okowa, Delta shall be bigger because, God does not disappoint his people; the unity in Delta today shall be better.”
Meanwhile, a civil society organisation, Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES), has launched a campaign against violence as Nigeria prepares for the 2019 general elections scheduled for February 16 and March 2.
The campaign tagged 'I Stand 4 Peace' is geared towards raising awareness that will engender peace, before, during and after elections.
Speaking at a press briefing/media launch of the campaign on Monday, January 21, Oche-Precious Edeh, the convener of the group, said YES will collaborate with other groups to embark on campaign tour of the country during the campaign.
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