Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, his wife, Deaconess Tobore Oborevwori, former Governors of the state, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Sunday, December 24, 2023, attended the victory thanksgiving and dedication service of the Member representing Isoko Federal Constituency, Hon. Jonathan Ukodhiko.
The thanksgiving service which held at Ukodhiko’s country home at Erawha-Owhe, Isoko North Local Government Area of the state also, had in attendance Senator Representing Delta South Senatorial District, Senator Joel Onowakpor-Thomas; Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Guwor; Hon. Nicholas Mutu; State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Kingsley Esiso; Senator Stella Omu; Hon. Leo Ogor; Chief Solomon Ogba and Hon. Johnson Erijo among others.
Members of the State House of Assembly; Commissioners and top government functionaries; traditional rulers including the 1st Vice Chairman of the State Traditional Rulers Council, HRM Luke-Kalanama VIII; the Pere of Akugbene-Mein Kingdom, 2nd Vice Chairman and Obi of Ubulu-Unor, HRM, Henry Kikachukwu I; Ovie of Ozoro Kingdom, HRM Anthony Ogbogbo, Ibuka I; Okpuzo of Owhe Kingdom, HRM Romanus Inana; Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom, HRM Dr. Monday Whiskey, Udurhie I, were among dignitaries that attended the ceremony.
Speaking at the thanksgiving service, Governor Oborevwori congratulated Hon. Ukodhiko on his victory at the polls and subsequent affirmation of his election by the tribunal and Appeal Court.
He said: “I congratulate Hon. Ukodhiko for the various victories God granted him at the polls and at the courts. I am not surprised he won because he is a very humble man.
“Thank you for your humility, getting to this position is by God grace because God said it is your time and your meekness has kept you.
“Giving thanks provokes God’s divine intervention in every aspects of life because it moves God to do more. So, I thank you for inviting all of us to thank God with you.
“I urge you to use your position to unite the Isoko people because there is so much division in Isoko nation. Don’t be a divider, be a unifier.
“I urge you to keep up with your humility, because it will take you far in life. God gave you this position to organize your people; so, try use the position for that purpose”.
He thanked Isoko people for supporting his emergence as Governor, assuring that he would continue to govern with humility and equity.
“We will try to do the best in the interest of Delta State. I thank our people for the support and may God continue to bless our dear state.
On his part, former Governor of the State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan congratulated Ukodhiko on his victory, describing him as man with the fear of God.
In his sermon, titled, “The things that wise men do,” Pastor in charge of Region 34 of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Olufemi Olumide said all men should express gratitude to God in thanksgiving for all the things He has done in their lives.
Pastor Olumide said processes change and procedures are reviewed but each time man turns to God He answers them.urns to God He answers them.