Let’s get Imo back to God’s ways … Imo Gov-elect tells Anglican Bishops

Governor-elect Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has appealed to leaders of the church to team up with him to get the state back to the ways of God.
Rt. Hon. Ihedioha made the appeal when he received Anglican Bishops in the Owerri Ecclesiastical Province who paid him a congratulatory visit in his residence in Owerri.
The bishops, led by the Most Rev Dr Caleb Maduoma, Archbishop of the Province and Bishop of Ideato, congratulated him for this resounding victory in the March 9, 2019, election.
They also thanked God for a peaceful election and prayed for God to use the governor-elect to meet the yearnings of the people of the state when he assumes office.
Ihedioha, who is a former deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, called for unity among the clergy in the state to help him accomplish his campaign promises and assured that he would govern with the fear of God as well as run an open, transparent and accountable government, with respect for due process.
His words, “The Church is aware of our antecedents and accomplishments. Between us and you, it has been a very wonderful relationship.
“Our state has been in bondage. We thank God for harkening to our cries. Our salvation has come. We are humbled that God has chosen to use us as the vessels to get Imo to work again.
“It is our mandate and our decision that we shall serve the people of Imo State with the fear of God.
We are not going to revenge on anybody. We will want to leave the past behind us. Our administration will be that of good governance, due process, respect for rule of law, transparency, openness and accountability in governance.
“We shall try to restore our lost values. We shall try to restore our glory; the respect of an Imo man; the dignity of an Imo man. It is no doubt that our state is endowed with rich human capital and material resources. So we pray that God should guide us.
“But as a church, I want to appeal to other leaders of the church in the state that we should come together and let us get the state back to the ways of God.
“It won’t be very easy but when we have the collectivity of the church leadership, we will achieve good results. I believe that your fervent prayers will help us actualize our vision for our state.
“We will partner with you, the church to ensure that evangelism thrives in our state because I am conscious that when we fear God, then we are sure of doing the right things.”
A major highlight of the visit was the presentation of a Holy Bible and letter of congratulations to the Governor-elect by the Council of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province of Anglican Communion.

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