The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel was at the Ikot Ekpene Road Qua Iboe church on Sunday, March 17, to celebrate his victory at the just concluded governorship polls.
Accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Martha Emmanuel, other winners of the 2019 election and members of his cabinet, the Governor lit up the congregation with emotional songs of testimony and acknowledged God’s benevolence on his victory.
Citing the book of Psalms 66 verses 19 and 20, Mr Emmanuel thanked God for his Grace and Mercies throughout the campaigns and the elections, adding that God it was, who honoured the church and His word by not allowing the devices of men to prevail despite the intimidation and militarization during the elections.
He recalled that he started his campaign in the church, and thanked God for being faithful to him.
He also said the victory has energized people’s faith in God, and wondered how it could have been if the victory had eluded them.
In his homily, the resident Pastor, Rev Ibup Emah who preached on the theme “Exploits of Faith”, taken from Heb 11 verses 1-40 said every believer is called to a life of exploits.
“The strength of the enemies is buoyed by ignorance on the capabilities of God.”
He noted that faith without works is dead, and urged the people to jettison complains and rather proclaim the power of God in all circumstances.
He described Governor Emmanuel as a man of faith who makes boasts in his God.
The service was attended by the Director General of Divine Mandate Organisation, Otuekong Idongesit Nkanga; PDP Chairman, Obong Paul Ekpo; Senator Effiong Bob, Senator Bassey Albert , Senators-elect: Chris Ekpenyong, Dr Akon Eyakenyi; Deaconess Owoidighe Ekpotai, members elect for National and State House of Assemblies, Local Government Chairmen, Chairmen of Boards and Parastatals, among others.