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Ahead of the November gubernatorial election in Imo State, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu has called on Anglican Bishops across Imo state not to vote for any candidate that has failed the constitutional responsibility of curbing insecurity, appealing to them to vote for PDP whose previous administrations were adjudged to be most peaceful and prosperous.
Anyanwu maintained that Imo people have witnessed untold hardship since Uzodinma took over the governorship seat, and warned that suffering, and starvation may continue if APC is allowed to continue in the state.
He said that so far, lots of human lives have been wasted in the state, regretting that most of the people murdered in cold blood for committing no offence are still crying for justice. He advised those in the habit of killing pastors, and Bishops to desist and repent to be useful in society.
Anyanwu maintained that for the tears of those killed to receive justice, the land of Imo state needs to be spiritually and physically appeased or cleansed to pave the way for the growth and development of the church as well as the society at large.
The PDP flag bearer stated this while speaking as a Guest at the 2023 3rd session of the 22nd Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri held at the Christ Church, Owerri with the theme: ‘Effective Use of Your Spiritual Gifts for Service and Church Growth’.
‘If I become the Governor, my government will approve yearly subvention for the revival of mission schools and the religious groups in the state. I am not bothered about the November 11 Governorship election, I am excited and preparing for my swearing-in because God has already conducted the poll in my favour”.
‘In today’s financial record for sponsoring each of the Imo youths to Europe, it will cost the state N6,500,000 after all travelling processes. Put the entire cost together to reflect the 4, 000 people, it will amount to N26, 000, 000, 000 (twenty-six billion Naira). This is an impossibility that my APC opponent cannot do. I advise him that instead of spending such a huge taxpayers money for a fruitless exercise, he should give each of the 4, 000 Imo youths a token of N6 million to set up businesses here in the state to become self-reliant and employers of Labour in a few years if indeed Uzodinma is not playing politics ”
According to him, society is gradually going down the drain simply because political leaders in all spheres of public office have refused to activate their spiritual lives to reflect the present realities, adding that until leaders begin to imbibe the spiritual life of Christ in them, the growth of the society would continue to wane.
Anyanwu therefore called on them to mobilize their members across the state for PDP, assuring them of his desire to stop insecurity, boost agriculture, construct quality rural and urban roads and bring peace back to the state.