By Cletus Opukeme, Warri
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has called on political office holders to seek the wisdom of God to enable them succeed in meeting the yearnings of the people.
The governor made the call on Sunday at a thanksgiving service by the member representing Isoko South Constituency II in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Ferguson Onwo at St. Mathew Anglican Church Olomoro.
“I believe that as a political office holder, God has prepared you for a special time and for a purpose and if you continue to hold on to God, the people will rejoice with you.” Governor Okowa said.
“A lot is expected of you; people want to see the impact that you can make, but, it is only the wisdom of God that will help you achieve results.”
“Wisdom is very important and you (political office holder) should seek the wisdom of God to enable you know what to do with the position because, those who believe in Jesus Christ can never fail.”
“You may have challenges but, the Lord Jesus will see you through; the grace of God upon you is sufficient, so, rely on God,” he said.
Congratulating Hon. Onwo, the governor called on the people of Olomoro to support their son, especially with prayers as his achievements will open more doors for political appointments bearing in mind the fact that Hon. Onwo is the first indigene of the community to occupy such position.
Governor Okowa who was enthused by the large turnout of people at the thanksgiving also, called for prayers for the state and the country for the best results to be achieved for the people.
Earlier in a sermon, Venerable Robert Oziwele of the Anglican Communion, observed that God uses people to work for Him at every point in time, stating that political positions should be used to do works of God.
“Your victory at the polls or political appointment is a call to duty by God; you are called for a specific purpose because, it is laughable that some of those who won elections or got political appointments see their positions solely for money; God will be more satisfied seeing you do the purpose He gave you the position you hold and you need to know that you are holding the position in trust for God,” he said.
Hon. Onwo stated that the thanksgiving was necessary to return the glory to God and commended Governor Okowa for providing effective leadership in the state.