Methodist Prelate calls for power rotation among Enugu senatorial districts
By Andy Ezugwu, Nsukka
The prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche, has advised Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state to ensure that the governorship position continues to rotate among the three senatorial districts of the state – Enugu East, Enugu West and Enugu North, for peace, unity and progress to continue to flourish in the state.
Uche gave the advice when he led high-ranking bishops, the clergy and the laity to pray at the Enugu state Government House Chapel, on Friday as part of the church’s programme in Enugu state for its 9th National Convention, holding at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu.
In his sermon at the chapel, the prelate commended Gov Ugwuanyi “for giving us a chapel,” adding that it showed that the governor had “God in mind and the Lord you love will never disappoint you. You will finish your tenure in peace and hand over to a good person who, like you, fears God.” He, therefore, advised the governor to follow the chart that was brought up by the founding fathers of Enugu state and ensure rotation of the governorship position in the state among Enugu East, Enugu West and Enugu North senatorial districts.
In their separate prayer points, two archbishops and the prelate offered prayers for the restoration of peace and security in Nigeria; prayers against the activities of bandits in the country and prayer for sustenance of peace, security and progress in Enugu state.
In his address after the prayers, Gov Ugwuanyi welcomed the prelate and his entourage to the Government House Chapel, expressing delight that the visit and the prayers offered for the country, the government and the people of Enugu state were inspiring and cherished.
The governor noted that the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria had similarly done same on August 24, 2021, during the second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) in Enugu, August 19 – 27.
“This spectacular show of love, care and support is motivating and spiritually enriching. I humbly enjoin you to continue to pray for peace in our lives, our administration, Enugu state and Nigeria at large.
“I laud the efforts of the Methodist Church, amongst others, in engendering moral restitution, responsible citizenship, peace, unity and national development. I pray that Almighty God grants you more strength and wisdom for your selfless service to humanity.”