By Margaret John, State House of Assembly Correspondent
The leader of the Cross River House of Assembly, Honorable Moses Ucheche (Obanliku, PDP) has hailed the impact women have over the lives of successful people.
Mr. Ucheche stated this Sunday in Lishiche, Bishiri North community of Obanliku local government area during a church service celebrating his mother’s 90th birthday; his thanksgiving service in preparation for his exit as a lawmaker and the mother’s day celebration where he shared stories of how his mother’s insistence on discipline as well as good behavior molded him into the man he is.
Ucheche who jovially remarked that: “Most people wonder why I am timid. It is my mother that has made me timid because of her beatings,” was all smiles throughout the occasion where he appreciated God for the grace to serve in the seventh and eight legislature as well as the people of Obanliku, for the opportunity to serve them.
The service was conducted by the Assemblies of God Church with the guest preacher, Reverend Theodore Effiong harping on the need for Christian faithful to turn their thanksgiving into “thanks living” as a means for believers to cultivate the attitude of gratitude to God at all times.
“Let your praise, worship and thanksgiving equal the magnitude of your prayers. When you learn to praise God continuously, there is a slippery anointing that is attached to you whereby your enemies cannot get a hold of you. Develop an attitude of gratitude as ingratitude is a sin,” Effiong said.
Several members of the eight assembly were present including the Speaker, Honorable John Lebo (PDP, Abi); Deputy Speaker, Honorable Joseph Bassey (PDP, Calabar South II); the Chief Whip, Honorable Okon Ephraim (PDP, Calabar South I) and the member-elect Obanliku constituency, Mr. Sunday Achunekang among others.
In his remarks, Mr. Lebo extolled the virtues of Mr. Ucheche and commended his invaluable contributions to the legislature, his constituency and Cross River State.
“Moses Ucheche is a very straight forward person. He sacrifices a lot and is a standard of what a leader of Assembly should be. He takes charge of the floor and has the respect and admiration of his colleagues. He is a man of quality and character. Ucheche will always be our leader in and out of assembly,” Lebo said.
Also, in the roll call of dignitaries was the Chief of staff to the Governor, Martin’s Orim, the Chairman of the Cross River State Internal Revenue Service, Permanent Secretaries, Commissioners and Special Advisers.
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