- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has urged political office holders to serve God through selfless service in their positions
- The governor advised politicians to ensure that all those within their constituencies enjoy the benefits of good representation
- Okowa made the statement on Saturday, January 4 at a thanksgiving service hosted by House of Representatives member, Ben Igbakpa
The governor of Delta state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged politicians, especially political office holders, to serve God through selfless service in their positions.
Okowa made the call on Saturday, January 4 at a thanksgiving service hosted by House of Representatives member, Ben Igbakpa in Ethiope West local government area of the state.
He said that it was proper to appreciate God for His mercies, but that service to humanity would glorify God more.
He advised politicians to remember that there should be no discrimination in ensuring that all those within their constituencies enjoy the benefits of good representation.
His words: “The power to turn things around come from heaven; it is giving yourself in service to God, ensuring that in all that you do, you do it in such a manner that is pleasing to God, because, it is important that you give yourself to God and above all, love your neighbour as yourself.
“When you fail to forgive those who trespass against, God will not forgive you; in your position, use it to serve God by the manner with which you render service to the people.”
“As an elected representative, we hope that the electorate will not overburden you with demands because, the expectations are high but there is a limit you can go as a member of House of Representatives,” Governor Okowa told the lawmaker.
He further commended the lawmaker for thanking God for his victory in the 2019 election and at the court.
On his part, Igbakpa observed that thanksgiving to God was important because his victory at the polls was made possible by God.
He also thanked those who God used to make the victory possible.
Former Delta state governor, Chief James Ibori, Senator James Manager and Minority Leader, House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu were among other dignitaries at the event.
Meanwhile, Governor Okowa has expressed optimism that the New Year, 2020, will be characterised by sustainable development, assuring Deltans that his government remains irrevocably committed to the stronger Delta vision.
The governor stated this in his New Year message to Deltans, urging them to remain united and focused on the course of developing the state, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political differences.
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