In a statement released to journalists, Senator Uche Ekwunife said, “Easter is a special season when Christians all over the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ who died on the cross for the salvation of mankind, and his resurrection reminds us of the hope, victory of love over the forces of evil. I thank God for keeping us alive to witness this year’s celebration of his victory over death. — Jesus Christ is risen!
Regardless of the travails of Jesus Christ, he nursed no grudge in his heart and forgave his persecutors. By his death and resurrection we now have eternal life. His victory over death means we share in his riches and glory and the assurance gives courage and strength to the entire Christendom to never give up in life, in spite of the plethora of challenges.
While it is significant to celebrate with family, friends and associates, let me remind you that this season calls for a sober reflection, we should reflect and imbibe the virtues of Jesus Christ which exemplifies love, peace, perseverance, tolerance, forgiveness, sacrifice, generosity, kindness and moral excellence. It’s a time for a new beginning, time to renew our faith and enthusiasm to the service of God and mankind. It’s time for love and peace to prevail.
Today my thoughts turn to our dear state following the deteriorating security situation over the past months. We are facing numerous economic and security challenges. I am deeply concerned over the Incessant killing, stealing of rifles and carting away of armouries of the Nigerian Police and other security operatives. Fear has blanketed Anambra state, however, Ndi Anambra must not resign to their fate, hence I reiterate my call for the state government and security agencies to rise to the occasion and ensure the protection of lives and property of the people. I also call on all stakeholders to rally round the state government to completely restore peace and order in the state. Ndi Anambra should also be vigilant and be committed to their civic responsibility of reporting suspicious movements to the appropriate quarters.
We must raise awareness and combat the normalization of cultism, robbery, kidnapping and violence in the state and create an enabling environment for innovation, job creation and economic prosperity. Love and peace are panaceas to the development of the society. Parents should embrace the culture and ensure it manifests in their children.
I must particularly single out for special appreciation our health workers, who continue to lead from the front in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic. I pray God to continue to bless and protect you while discharging your duties.
As we celebrate this Easter, let us all remember the less privileged, aged and widows in our communities by ameliorating their sufferings. As Christians we are to carry each other’s burdens, and in this way fulfill the law of Christ.
I wish to acknowledge the continuous support and encouragement of Ndi Anambra, particularly my constituents, the good people of Anambra Central Senatorial District. I reassure you of my commitment to attract more projects and programmes that will impact positively on the lives of the people.
On behalf of my family, I wish you all a happy Easter celebration”.