By Ilam Patricia
Christians has been urged to remain peaceful and steadfast in their faith irrespective of challenges that accompanies the “Ember Month”.
The admonishing was given by the Cross River State Governor, Sen. Ben Ayade during the State Chapter of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) annual end of the year thanksgiving service held at Four Square Gospel Ministry, MCC road Calabar Municipal where he lauded the commitment and efforts of the PFN in being consistent with activities of the fellowship.
The Governor, represented by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. John Gaul Lebo disclosed that “somewhere in the Assembly we have a sanctuary we worship every day and it is dear to my heart.”
Adding that, “I gave my life to Christ in Sokoto in 1998, I like my spiritual life as a child of God. There is a political economy outside of the control of the Church once you see money, the purpose of the spiritual economy is to step into the political environment.”
Also present was the Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial aspirant, Mr. Eyo Ekpo whom while speaking said “the true essence of leadership is humility and service. By their works yee shall indeed know them, may our works, meditations be accepted in the sight of the Almighty.”
He went on to assure those present that if given the opportunity to lead the State come 2019 he will rescue Cross River from its present bedevilment.
On his part, Mr. Emmanuel Undie, Young Progressive Party (YPP) governorship flag bearer labeled Cross River as a State with “poor educational system.”
According to him, “Our children are moving backward, the institution in Government is decaying, and we need God’s intervention.” He thereby urged Cross Riverians to “come out and make the mass change.”
Earlier, the State PFN Chairman Dr. Ekwok lauded those present and maintained that “it is worthy of thanking God for seeing the end of the year.”
According to him PFN Cross River State is committed to ensuring that the State doesn’t go astray spiritual wise.
Concluding, Dr. Lawrence noted that leadership is a responsibility that should be guarded with honor if chosen to lead.
Other dignitaries who graced the “End of Year Thanksgiving and Unity Service” were, Mrs. Rosemary Archibong who is the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Ntufam Ekpo Okon running mate to the APC guber candidate, Sen. John Owan Eno.
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