DELTA State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has called for reconciliation among members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Governor made the call Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the thanksgiving service held in honour of the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa at St. Philip`s Anglican Church, Asaba.
According to him, it was important that the PDP win in the general elections for the sake of the country and in particular, Delta State but, reiterated that effective reconciliation was important among members of the PDP.
“A lot of reconciliation has to be done in the party at the national level, at the state level, local government level, even at the unit level, I want to appeal for open heart to enable us reconcile and forgive one another,” Governor Uduaghan stated.
While observing that there is a lot of internal wrangling within the party at the national and state levels, the Governor said, “if you don’t forgive, you are in prison, when you forgive, you release yourself from that prison. You must forgive even a repeated offender, an unrepentant offender, and even people who believe you have offended them, we need to forgive one another so that God will forgive us all.”
He urged the people to be committed to PDP winning in the elections and commended Senator Okowa for giving thanks to God for receiving the PDP flag as the governorship candidate.
“What is important is winning the main election, and one step to win the main election is this thanksgiving service,” the Governor asserted.
Fielding questions from journalists later,Senator Okowa thanked God for his emergence as the governorship candidate and urged Deltans not to relent in their support for his aspiration.
Earlier, Venerable Felix Okonkwo in a sermon urged Christians to always forgive those who offend them, stating: “Great people forgive those who offend them, but, cowards seek vengeance.”
He described Senator Okowa as a God-fearing person and urged him to always be prayerful.
Prayers were offered at the occasion for a peaceful election in Nigeria and Delta State in particular.