The desire of Imo people that Governor Hope Uzodimma continues in office after serving out his first four years in January 15, 2024, got a major boost yesterday when the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) gave its backing to his November 11, 2023 re-election bid.
The leaders of the Christian body anchored their position on what they termed Governor Uzodimma’s superlative performance in office.
The endorsement by CAN is in sync with the position many other groups and individuals, within and outside Imo State, had taken regarding Governor Uzodimma’s re-election.
The Church leaders spoke at the Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu Square, New Owerri at an interdenominational service for peace and unity organized by the Imo State Chapter of CAN with the theme: Peace and Unity: Bedrock for Sustainable Development.
The sermon on occasion was drawn from Psalm 133:1-3.
The occasion was also a consummation of one of the decisions recently taken by the Imo State Council of Elders with regard to Imo Charter of Equity, and the need for the people to seek the face of God on its implementation via an interdenominational service.
The Christian community had used the opportunity of the gathering to adopt and dedicate the Imo Charter of Equity document to God while also praying for peace, stability and security in Imo State, particularly as the November governorship election draws closer.
The event, a version of the annual Imo Prays that CAN has been organising in Imo State in the past three years attracted the who is who in the Christian community in the country, either physically present or ably represented.
The Primate of the All Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, was the spiritual father of the day, was ably represented by the Anglican Archbishop of the Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Dr. David Onuoha while the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Lucius Ugorji, one of the guest speakers, was also represented.
Emeritus Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Most Rev. Dr. Samuel CK Uche, His Lordship, Bishop Dennis Jacobs of the Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Snr. Apostle Bethel Onumajuru of the OAIC, Rev Eches Divine Eches, the CAN Chairman of Imo State, among others were all present.