Avoid divisive tendencies, Okowa charges political office holders

DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has charged political office holders to be accommodating and avoid divisive tendencies.

The governor gave the charge on Sunday,  at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Umunede, Ika North-East Local Government Area of the state, during a thanksgiving mass in honour of the Provost, College of Education, Agbor, Dr Joseph Ukadike.

According to Governor Okowa, “as someone holding position in government, you must find a way to accommodate everybody, the more we begin to identify ourselves as one people, the better for us.

“If we realise that we are brothers pursuing the same course, there is no way we will not achieve success,” the governor said.

He reiterated that “the times are difficult, but collectively, we need to begin to think as a people and find a way of tackling the challenges.”

Governor Okowa used the opportunity to call for prayers for the country, asserting, “we need prayers because God is the only one who can help us, hope is never lost, we need to work together, we need to return to God, trust in God and our dream for a prosperous life will be achieved.”

He congratulated Dr Ukadike on his appointment, noting that at God’s appointed time, without struggle, people will get what they deserve.

Reverend Fr. Emmanuel Nwankwo in a homily, urged Christians to always forgive their enemies and put God first in whatever they do.

The member representing Ika North East constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr Jude Sinebe, traditional rulers, political office holders, among other attended the ceremony.