Senator Ekwunife donates brand new bus to Church, drums support for President Tinubu, institutional leaders

It was a gathering of joy, prayers and commendations at St Joseph’s Catholic Church Nri, as the Christian Women Organization (CWO) took delivery of a brand new 14-Seater operational vehicle donated by the Director General of South East Governors Forum, Senator Uche Ekwunife (Iyom), PhD, CON.

The presentation was done at the church premises after the mass officiated by Reverend Father Prof Clement Ezeka who specifically preached on the need to support leaders at various levels, especially those who have demonstrated total commitment towards good governance like Senator Uche Ekwunife.

Responding, Senator Ekwunife reiterated her commitment to continue supporting the church, noting that the role of churches as the community of Christians in peaceful coexistence and good governance cannot be overemphasized. She informed the congregation that even though the bus has been donated to the CWO, it could equally be used for other important activities of the church to ensure optimal utilization.

“The society becomes more habitable when people make sacrifices. Thus far I have been consistent in playing my part. Today, I urge you to pray for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR), and other leaders of notable public institutions. Praying for our leaders is critical to ensuring a more fraternal coexistence, economic stability and rapid development.

“Just like the Bible says, it is our obligation to put our leaders in prayer, and this explains why I’m urging the Church to pray for Mr President, knowing that once he gets it right in the provision of sectoral needs, requests and expectations, Nigeria will get better. So far, he has not disappointed the electorates because his decisions from inception focuses on the Renewed Hope Agenda for which he campaigned and was elected president.

“I expect the Church to equally put the South East Governors and their counterparts in prayer, like wise the Senators and other leaders of notable institutions, so as to allow God Almighty take the lead in the governance of Nigeria. On this note I hereby hand over the vehicle key to the CWO President, Ezinne Anthonia Onuorah, while urging the Parish Priest Reverend father Bonaventure Nzeadachie to fortify the vehicle with prayers.

In his remarks, the Parish Priest could not hide his heart felt joy over the admirable gift. The donor, Ekwunife responded speedily to CWO’s request for an operational vehicle despite the outcome of the 2023 general elections in the constituency.

“January is like this, who knows what will happen in March with Senator Uche Ekwunife’s unflinching support. On behalf of the parish, St Joseph’s Catholic Church Nri, I wish to appreciate Senator Uche Ekwunife for this show of magnanimity and generosity to the Church and the Catholic faithful at large.

“Senator, we will continue to pray for you, your business and political ambition. I also wish to congratulate the direct beneficiary Ezinne Anthonia Onuorah who is new as CWO President, yet was lucky enough to take delivery of this magnificent, brand new bus on behalf of the Church”, he said.

Thereafter, the parish priest blessed the vehicle in line with the Church tradition.