Today 22nd February, 2021, the People’s Democratic Party, Okpe Chapter Campaign Committee for the forthcoming local polls, held interdenominational prayer service, to Flag-off the campaigns for the March 6th local government election.
The event was declared open with prayer said by Pastor Pat Adaka.
In a brief sermon, Bishop Sunday Eruenaba, said power belongs to God, that God chooses who to give power anytime. He also prayed for peaceful campaigns and election.
Dr. B U C Anyanwu, in his exaltation, said whoever emerges victorious in an election is chosen by God. He cited Isaiah 9 : 6, saying that the government of Okpe local government is upon the candidate of the PDP to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
The first lesson was read by Hon Isaiah Onoriode Esiovwa (JP) Ksm, the Chairmanship candidate of the PDP, he read from 1 Samuel Chapter 16:1-13.
The Clergymen, prayed for His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the candidates of the party, Leaders and Executives of the party, the campaign committee, the Orodje of Okpe, prayers were said for peace during the campaigns and the election.
The highpoint of the service is the anointing of all the party’s candidates, for the grace of success and good governance.
Presenting party flags to the Councilors, the party Chairman, Chief Efe Uko, advised the Councilors to carry out their campaigns peacefully, that the legacies of Governor Okowa can be seen across Okpe local government area, he added that victory is sure for the PDP in the elections.
In his response, the Campaign Committee Chairman, Chief James Augoye, said the purpose of the interdenominational service is to commit the campaign into the hands of God for a hitch free campaign.
The party’s Chairmanship Candidate, Hon Esiovwa, expressed gratitude to the leaders of the party for their continuous support for the candidates. He said the crowd at the event is a sign that the party is united. He also enjoined the good people of Okpe to come out en-masse with their permanent voters cards PVC, to vote massively for the PDP come March 6th.
The following dignitaries were present at the event: Rt. Hon Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, who was represented by his wife, Mrs Tobore Oborevwori, Chief James Augoye, Commissioner for works and Chairman, Okpe Local Government Area PDP campaign committee, Chief J. I. Asini, Chief Efe Uko, the party’s chairman, Comr Andrew Agbi, Campaign DG, Chief Chris Ometan, Pastor MJO Ighwasi, Hon Ramson Ikweki, Hon Joseph Otirhue, Chief Best Umukoro, Mr Teddy Ekumakube, Chief Fidelis Aghworo, Mr Henry Eyarefe and others.
The spiritual leaders present at the prayer service include:
His Grace, Most Revd. Dr. Sunday Eruenaba (JP), Archbishop Dr. MacPherson E. Onoriode (JP), Bishop Dr. Moses Agbi, Bishop Dr. Moses Oludipe, Bishop Oveghene Jackson, Revd. Dr. Anyanwu B.U.C, Ven. Augustine A. Okirigben, Pastor Joseph Dijala, others are, Pastor Philip Paul, Elder Efetobor Francis, Pastor Ichime Moses, Pastor Tune Acquaye (JP), and Deacon Eddie Acquaye (JP).