The parish priest Blessed Iwene Tansi parish Umudioka in Anambra state cum spiritual director Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry Uke Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma (aka Ebube Muonso) yesterday, Sunday, lauded Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, a frontline aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in the June 26 primary election of the party, for his philanthropic gestures that saw to the completion of the church project.
Fr. Obimma spoke when Dr. Okonkwo, accompanied by members of the Obiora Okonkwo Campaign Organisation came to his church for a thanksgiving Mass.
Okonkwo was at the church to specially thank God for the successful conduct of his LG Tour where he directly interacted with party stakeholders, statutory delegates, LG and Ward executives in the run up to the June primary election of the party.
According to Okonkwo, the thanksgiving became necessary as the campaign train concluded its tour on a hitch-free note.
“We are here to specially than God for leading us all through our tour of the 21 local government areas of Anambra state. We neither experienced a flat tyre nor a crash. We toured the 21 LG with God’s guidance.
“So, it is proper that we fulfil our promise to God before we began the tour. That is why we are here to thank the Almight God for what he has done for us and what we expect him to do in the future”, Okonkwo said.
Preaching a sermon on betrayal, to conside with the biblical narrative on the betrayalmof Jesus Christ as the Church celebrated Palm Sunday, Fr. Obimma urged Chritsians to always be vigilant against those who pretend to be their friends.
He also called on political leaders to always depend of God for success.
The mass was presided over by Dr. Okonkwo’s younger brother and Chief Executive officer (CEO)of St. Charles Borromeo Specialist Hospital Onitsha, Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Izunna Izunna Okonkwo and several other priests.
An elated Dr. Okonkwo danced alongside members of his campaign team as he approached the alter of God for ecclesiastical blessing by Fr. Obimma who prayed for his success in the forthcoming elections.