Rep Sam Onuigbo, the member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North and Umuahia South Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, has congratulated the newly enthroned the Bishop Of Methodist Church Umuahia East Diocese, Rt. Rev. Ikechukwu Emezi Nkulo on the elevation, praying for God’s grace upon him in his new assignment.
Onuigbo who is also the Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Abia Central senatorial district said the elevation of son of Ikwuano to such pastoral position in commendable.
The solemn enthronement ceremony was performed by His Grace, Most Rev. (Dr.) Chibuzo Raphael Opoko, the Archbishop of Umuahia.
Speaking at the occasion, 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.
“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.”
Delivering the sermon on the topic: “A New Page,” Rt. Rev. Nkulo, drawing from scripture in Matthew 3:13-17, charged the congregation to take a cue from John the Baptist, who was bold and unafraid to preach the new page. “It is a new page for me” he declared, thanking all those who sacrificed time to come and witness this new page. He urged the congregation to always read something new and positive and not to only watch pictures.
The Archbishop of Methodist Church Umuahia, Most Rev. (Dr.) Chibuzo Raphael Opoko, while praying for Rep. Sam Onuigbo and other 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, charging them to be actively involved in this task. “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 said. He concluded by urging the candidates to go and represent Christ, and not themselves or their party.
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 Onyi Nwama and many others.