By Ewa Innocent, The Sight News
Abakaliki: In what may be described as mockery for the massive defeat of the All Progressive Congress(APC) in Ebonyi state by the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), during the just concluded general elections, the Ebonyi state governor, Engr. David Umahi, has urged members of the Assembles of God Church to console their member, Senator Sonny Ogbuorji, an APC governorship candidate who lost in the race.
Governor Umahi, who was re-elected for the second time under the platform of the PDP, contested with Ogbuorji of the APC to emerge winner with a wide margin of 393,043 votes, against 81,703 votes, scored by Ogbuorji—according to the result declared by the INEC state collation officer,Prof. Frank Chukwuemeka.
Not only did Umahi emerge victorious, all the National Assembly and state Assembly seats were all cleared by the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the state.
Speaking during the burial ceremony of late Madam Janet Njoku at Agu-Ugwu Umunaga Uburu, Ohaozara local government area, Umahi said Ogbuorji could not make it because of his avarice and selfishness.
The burial ceremony which attracted many dignitaries, including the Deputy governor of the state, Barr. Kelechi Igwe and members of the state Executive council, was carried out by the Assembles of God Church.
In a tribute, governor Umahi described the deceased as a God-fearing woman who had lived a fulfilled life. He challenged politicians in the country to lead with the fear of God as they are accountable to the people who elected them into office.
“It is good to live a good life. Let us know that this journey of life is very short. Sometimes we make promises we do not keep in the name of politics. This is the reason why politicians don’t do well.
“What you sow is what you reap.You are not in politics to serve yourself. Do not end up like the APC gubernatorial candidate,a member of Assembles of God church,Senator Sonny Ogbuorji, who does not behave like a Christian.
“It is unfortunate he is your member. But, you can see the quality of road he is constructing that is not the type in his compound. You should give to the public the same quality what you have in your home. That is how to be a leader”, he ended.