Second term: Buhari, Ikpeazu should be magnanimous in victory – Cleric

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Senior Apostle, Okpe Arun Okpe, the provincial Chairman of Eternal Order of Cherubim and Seraphim, Umuahia province , advised President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor  Dr. Okezie to see Nigeria and Abia state, respectively, as their own constituencies as both as set to be sworn in to office for their second tenures next month.

This advise was given by the cleric while interacting with newsmen on the significance of Easter Sunday in Umuahia.

The Clergyman said as the 2019 elections have come and gone, that President Buhari should see Nigeria as his own constituency and should not discriminate between those who voted for him and those who did not vote for him in the just concluded election.

According to him: “As the father of the nation, he should see everybody in Nigeria as his own children and should carry everybody along in order to foster unity, justice, equity and fairness.”

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Similarly, the Senior Apostle of Cherubim and Seraphim Church also advised Abia state Governor, Dr. Okezie IKpeazu to see Abia as his own constituency and eschew discriminations of any sort but should ensured that developments and dividends of democracy are distributed in the three Senatorial Districts of the state.

According to the Clergyman, “Governor Ikpeazu should see Abia as his own constituency; should not say he is Ngwa man and concentrate all political booties to his own people alone but should ensured that all the three Senatorial Districts in the state should receive equal treatment in terms of employment, projects and should not discriminate against those who voted him and those who did not in the 9th March election.”

Okpe reminded Gov Ikpeazu that this is the time to show that he is the father of the state and should carry everybody along irrespective of voting patterns in the election.

He, however, called on those who contested against President Buhari and Governor Ikpeazu to withdraw their petitions in the tribunals and joined hands with them to move the nation and Abia state forward.

He explained that before the 2019 election when he met with Governor Ikpeazu he told him that Abians are going to vote him back because there are a lot of unfinished projects which he ought to use his second term to finish, adding that if he does well in second tenure his name will be written in gold but if not, posterity will also judge him.