DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has charged political office holders to be accommodating and avoid divisive tendencies.
The governor gave the charge at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Umunede, Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State during a thanksgiving Mass in honour of the Provost, College of Education, Agbor, Dr. Joseph Ukadike.
According to Governor Okowa, “as someone holding position in government, you must find ways to accommodate everybody; the more we begin to identify ourselves as one people, the better for us.”
“If we realise that we are brothers pursuing the same course, there is no way we will not achieve success,” the governor said, reiterating, “the times are difficult, but collectively, we need to begin to think as a people and find a way of tackling the challenges.”
Governor Okowa used the opportunity to call for prayers for the country, asserting, “we need prayers because, God is the only one who can help us, hope is never lost; we need to work together, we need to return to God, trust in God and our dream for a prosperous life will be achieved.”
He congratulated Dr Ukadike for his appointment, noting that at God’s appointed time, without struggle, people will get what they deserve.
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Nwankwo in a homily, urged Christians to always forgive their enemies and put God first in whatever they do.
The member representing Ika North East constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr Jude Sinebe, traditional rulers, political office holders, among others attended the ceremony.