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Governor Willie Obiano says he will sustain his partnership with the Church in the second term of his administration.


Speaking at Saint John the Divine Church Oko, in Orumba North Local Government area during an outing service in honour of the late former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Governor Obiano called on the Church to continue with its prayer for his administration, while promising that he will continue to carry everybody along in the scheme of things.
Governor Obiano, who was represented on the occasion by his Deputy Dr Nkem Okeke, thanked the people of Oko for voting enmasse for him during the November eighteenth 2017 Governorship election, which he won convincingly, promising that his second term which begins in March seventeenth 2018, will witness more robust development in the State.
He called on politicians to emulate the humility and transparency of the late former Vice President in order to move the Nation forward.
Governor Obiano used the opportunity to thank the federal government and Governors of the South East, for their contributions in giving the late elder statesman, a befitting burial, adding that no amount of honour and recognition giving to the late former Vice President, will be enough for his contributions to the development of the country.
Earlier in a sermon, the new Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor, who maintained that it is dangerous to work for God without knowing Jesus Christ, extolled the late former Vice President for the legacies he left behind, describing him as a doyen of the nation’s democracy.
Bishop Ezeofor who affirmed that God’s blessing goes beyond what eyes can see, called on Christians to always aspire to die in Christ.
Right Reverend Ezeofor, who said that God created mankind with different opportunities called on Christians to re-discover their talents and channel it to the propagation of the gospel.
The Aguata Diocesan Bishop urged the family of the late former Vice President, not to see the death of Dr Ekwueme, as the end of the world but the will of God.
In a remark, the Archdeacon of Oko Archdeaconry, Venerable David Okpalaononuju, called on leaders to use their positions to impact positively on the lives of the people.
In an interview, a former Chairman of Orumba North Local government area, Lady Uche Nwosu, who described the late Dr Alex Ekwueme as a philanthropist per excellence, called on leaders to emulate his virtues especially in being honest and transparent.
Our man Abuchi Nwozor, reports that the event which was attended by former Governor Virgy Etiaba, a former Member of the National Assembly, Senator Onyabor Obi, a front line industrialist from Enugu State Chief Anayo Onwuegbu, the Member representing Orumba South Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Princess Nikky Ugochukwu, the President-General Joint Council of Knights in the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Sir Isaiah Eze-Ezika, the new President of Aguata Diocesan Women’s Organization Mrs Chinyere Ezeofor, Chairman Orumba North Local Government Area Transition Committee, Mr Emeka Aforka and Traditional Ruler of Oko Igwe Laz Ekwueme, featured a special presentation by the Old Girls Association of Community Secondary School Ngwo, as well as Mr Akinola Iwilade on the history of the late Dr Ekwueme.
Highlights of the service were special prayer for the family of the late former Vice President and blessing of his tomb by Bishop Ezeofor.

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