By Matthew Ajai-Kume
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Benue State and Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Titus Uba has attributed the current relative peace experienced in the state to tireless prayers by the Church.
Uba gave the assertion on Sunday at NKST Church, Gbamough, Gboko West, Gboko Local Government Area, during a special launching organized by the church for the purchase of a new car for the resident pastor in charge of the consistory.
The speaker attributed the relative peace experienced in the state to the prayers of the church and the tireless efforts of Governor Samuel Ortom, who has been outspoken against attempts by oppressors to undermine our statutory rights as Nigerians.
“I promised to continue to support and sustain any lawful move by Governor Ortom, in order to permanently end the senseless killings of innocent people of the state by armed herders,” he stated.
He called on Christians and leaders of the church to continue to pray for the peace and development of the state and the nation in general.
Uba, who supported the church committee in their bid to purchase a car for the resident pastor pledged that if elected, his administration would sustain support to the church in areas of education, health and other aspects of human needs.
In their separate addresses, the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Joseph Ngbea and Chairman, Gboko Local Government Area, Isaac Mtom all sued for more support and prayers from the church for the government at all levels and assured of their continued commitment to do anything within the ambit of the law for the dominance of peace in Gboko LG and its environs.
Earlier, the Guest Pastor and Educational Secretary, NKST Education Board, Rev Moses Akem enjoined the congregation to reciprocate the sacrifices of Christ to humanity by living godly lives.
The cleric also emphasized the need for Christians to support ministers of the gospel to enable them discharge their duties effectively.