Former member representing udu, Ughelli North and South Federal Constituency, Hon. Chief Austin Ogbaburhon, has urged Urhobo people to ensure the return of their current representatives in the National Assembly.
Ogbaburhon, who said this in an interview noted that there was the need to return Urhobo Senator and other members, House of Representatives for second tenure or more to enable them have the desired impacts on the people they are representing.
He explained that experience and seniority are factors in the sharing formula at the hallowed chamber, adding that until Urhobos in the Senate and House of Representatives are given not only second but more tenures, it would be difficult for them (Urhobo senator and representative) to attract the expected development to their areas. Ogbaburhon identified unnecessary bickering, hatred and pull-him down syndrome among the Urhobo people as a cankerworm that must be jettisoned for Urhobo to move forward.
“There is need to be consistent in the National Assembly. If you go today, you are a floor member and if you change another person next time, the person is also a floor member.
“Urhobo is mostly affected in this case as urhobo Senator and Member House of Representatives are always beginners because they don’t spend more than a tenure.
“Look at our colleagues in other senatorial districts. Some have three tenures, others spent four and are highly placed because the more you stay in the house, the more experience you acquire, the more position you attain.
“Also, Urhobo should see how we can always return our representatives and senator so that they will have more experience, accorded respect and seniority too to enable them attract more developmental projects to our district”.
Meanwhile, it was jubilation all over members of St. Luke Anglican Church, Sapele Delta State, Sapele Diocese reclaimed their main auditorium worshipped under the canopy along Boyo Road two years ago in protest against their spiritual leader, Rt. Rev. (Dr.) B.A. Eriefeta (JP) who they asked to go for several allegations leveled against him.
The entire members of the Diocese gathered to pray and fast for three days alleging that they got a divine revelation from God that it was now time for them to “regain their possession and move into the main church building” which they abandoned two years ago.
The members who commenced prayer and fasting on Monday January the 22 2018, prayed for God’s intervention as they danced round the main auditorium seven times while anointing same with oil before they filed into the church in jubilation and singing in praises to God almighty as they moved in, saying they have finally got victory. Members of the Cathedral had worshiped outside the main auditorium.
Some of the members who spoke to journalists while they were moving in jubilation, said apart from the revelation from God, the church had been waiting in vain to hear from their Primate the result of the Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma’s report, the leader of the committee set up to ascertain the true position of the matte.
They appealed to other members to always worship their God righteously and in truth while shunning all elements of evil by following God’s principles at all time, the only way the church of God and themselves could be prosperous, adding that “it is only the truth that can set us free” they maintained.
In an interview with Mr. Onojorhoewo Oghenerho, M. Okpako Emmanuel, Mrs. V.E. Awruoture, a chorister at the Cathedral and others, said they were happy that they finally possessed their possession of coming back into the main auditorium to worship their God.
Meanwhile, one of the clergies in the Diocese, Rev. Ufuoma Jonah expressed deep appreciation to God that finally, members of the Cathedral of St. Luke Boyo Road have seen reason while they should come back to worship God right inside the church.
He said they clergies have been intervening, seeking the face of the Lord over the lingering battle between the embattled Bishop and the members adding that all they wanted is that the people should reconcile with one another for the church of God to move on and as well remain peacefully.