Rep. Onuigbo Congratulates Rt. Rev. Nkulo On His Enthronement As The MCN Bishop Of Umuahia East Diocese
Rep Sam Onuigbo, The member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency and the Senatorial Candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC for the 2023 general elections, Rep. Sam Onuigbo has congratulates The Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Ikechukwu Emezi Nkulo, on his solemn enthronement as the Bishop Of Umuahia East Diocese, the ceremony which was performed by His Grace, Most Rev. (Dr.) Chibuzo Raphael Opoko, the Methodist Church Nigeria Archbishop of Umuahia, Abia State.
Speaking at All Saints Methodist cathedral, Umuawa-Alaocha during the service, Rep. Onuigbo who graced the occasion with his wife, Pastor Princess Chinyere, could not contain his joy, as he described Bishop Nkulo as an illustrious son of Ikwuano who is known for his wisdom, intellect and a good sense of humor.
His words, “You can see my joy and how excited and happy I am. Yes, I represent Ikwuano/Umuahia North and Umuahia South Federal Constituency of Abia State. At this juncture, it is important that I say it loud that Bishop Ikechukwu Nkulo is from Okwe-Oboro which is in my own Local Government, Ikwuano. Let me specifically thank the Archbishops, the Bishops and the Lay Presidents, who deemed this illustrious son of Ikwuano worthy of being elected a Bishop at the Electoral College during their last Conference.
“On behalf of myself, my wife, the good people of great Ikwuano/Umuahia North and Umuahia South Federal Constituency, and by the grace of God, Abia Central Senatorial District, I congratulate you and your family on this remarkable attainment. In the vein, I also wish you a peaceful and successful tenure.”
The Archbishop of Methodist Church, Nigeria, Umuahia diocese Most Rev. (Dr.) Chibuzo Raphael Opoko, while praying for Rep. Sam Onuigbo and other political office aspirants, used the opportunity to remind the congregation that they have a significant part to play in enthroning leaders with the fear of God at all levels of government.
Advising them further, Archbishop Opoko, charged them to be actively involved in the task of electing credible candidates, adding, “It is no longer about party, but about the soul of the christian faith. Go and get your PVC, vote for God fearing leaders who have the interest of the people at heart, and make sure you defend your votes”.
He also urged the candidates to go and represent Christ, and not themselves or their party.
Delivering a sermon captioned, “A New Page,” shortly after the enthronement, The Rt. Rev. Nkulo, who cited the Bible book of Matthew chapter 3 verses 13 to 17, charged the congregation to take a cue from John the Baptist, who was bold and unafraid to preach the “new page”.
He appreciated all those who sacrificed time to come and witness the new page and further urged the congregation to always read something new and positive.
Other dignitaries who attended the occasion were Chief Onyeàmà Ugochukwu, Engr Irem, the Conference Lay President, Chief Ifeanyi Okechukwu and his wife, Lay President of Ndoro Diocese, Engr Ekelechi Ogbonna, Lay President of Umuahia East Diocese, Hon Princewill Ukaegbu, Prof and Prof Mrs Chibuzo Ogbuagu, the Head of Service of Abia State, Sir Onyii Wamah and many others.