George Kajo, Makurdi
Governorship candidate on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who is also the Speaker of the State Assembly, Mr. Titus Uba has called on the church to sustain prayers for leaders, the State and nation.
Mr. Uba made the call last Sunday at the Thanksgiving and birthday celebration of Commissioner for Health and Human Services, prof. Joseph Ngbea held at NKST church Ngbea, Gboko local government area of Benue state.
The gubernatorial hopeful who made reference to the biblical healing of the paralytic through the combined efforts of faith and prayers said, the task of politicking was a challenging and tasking one that requires God’s given wisdom.
He urged the church to continue to pray to God to give leaders the wisdom, strength and enablement to lead the country with the fear of God and for a peaceful election.
The number one Benue lawmaker commended prof. Ngbea for remembering to thank God for His benevolence in his life and for undertaking to build a place of worship for God.
He posited that as someone with the fear of God, he would not relent in contributing to the work of God.
In his remarks, the celebrant, prof. Joseph Ngbea said, God has been faithful in his life by giving him good health, family and enabling him to reach the zenith of his profession as a medical doctor, commissioner for health and human services, among many other accomplishments in life and deems it fit to return thanks to Him.
He commended governor Ortom for the numerous projects he has executed in Gboko as well as the numerous appointments he has given to the people and urged them to reciprocate the good gesture when the time comes.
Also speaking, chairman of the occasion, prof. Anthony Ijohor who spoke through the chairman, Gboko Local Government Council, Isaac Mtom lauded prof. Ngbea for giving back to God and enjoined other people to emulate him.
In his capacity, the Gboko Council Boss said it was incumbent on Benue people and particularly the womenfolk to mobilize support for Uba for their interest to be adequately represented in government as opposed to someone who has no wife.
On her part, Chairman of Benue State Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) Mrs Mimi Adzape-Urubibi, urged the people of Gboko to take advantage of the first lady position due to come to Gboko and vote for Uba in next year’s general elections.
The paramount ruler of Gboko, Ter Gboko, HRH, Gabriel Shoshum poured encomium on prof Ngbea and the Gboko Council Chairman, Isaac Mtom for the good work they are doing in Gboko and called on other government appointees from the area to emulate the duo by extending the Ortom largesse to all and sundry.
Earlier in his sermon, the resident pastor, NKST Ishegh, Rev. S.T Gbajime admonished leaders and the political class to continue to do what is pleasant to God and humanity
The cleric likened Uba to the biblical Gaius who exhibited love to the needy and to the work of God and urged the guber candidate to remain within the canopy of God to continue to enjoy his blessings
The PDP gubernatorial candidate was accompanied to the event by members of the State Assembly who were led by the Majority Leader, Rt Hon Damian Cheme, political associates and official aides.