ACN flags off Campaign in Port Harcourt
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)'s quest to take over the political landscape of Rivers State and emerge winners in the forthcoming April elections got fortified on Sunday with the formal dedication of it's campaigns at the Wesley Methodist Cathedral, Harbour Road in Port Harcourt.
In his sermon, the Rev. Samuel Ipole admonished the crowd of worshippers to look up to God as the only source of genuine help.
Drawing his text from the book of John 1:43-51, the minister noted that for one to succeed in any endeavour, a “divine ladder” is requird to “access an open heaven” adding that Christians should be committed to God to actualize this.
Speaking at the dedication service, Dr. Abiye Sekibo declared that the church was the best place to begin the electionring campaigns.
“We believe that until we bring our campaigns to the house of God, what we are doing will be in vain.”
Dr. Sekibo, a knight of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, avowed that his campaigns will be guided by the standards set by the Lord Jesus Christ.
“My Lord Jesus explicitly instructs that whatever we do here on earth should be done decently and in order. This shall be our guiding philosophy. We go into this race holding no other than our Lord Jesus Christ”. The governorship hopeful went on:
“I pledge that if the Lord cannot make me governor, I shall not be governor. If it requires the shedding of blood, God should not let me be governor. But we have a strong faith in Him that come April, we shall be vindicated and He shall crown us with His glory” Dr. Sekibo declared, seconds before taking the Holy Communion.
In his admonition, the Presbyter in charge of the Port Harcourt circuit of the Methodist Church, Rv. G. Esio stated that although the Methodist Church was non partisan, it had a responsibility to encourage members and even clergies who aspire for elective offices.
“Do not engage in a do-or-die type of politics and do not quarrel with your fellow brethren because he or she is your political opponent. Allow the will of God to prevail in the game” he charged and went on to invoke the provisions of the 91 st chapter of Psalms on the ACN candidates.
“These blessings will be your portion in Jesus name, Amen” he concluded expressing the hope that God would use the ACN to re-engineer the state.
Present at the service with the ACN's flag bearer, Dr. Abiye Sekibo were his deputy, Hon. Serekara Wifa and a horde of party chiefs including the candidates to the state and national assemblies as well as aspirants for the local government elections.