We’ll Stay Focused, Finish Strong In 2015 –Uduaghan

By AUSTINE ETAGHENE/DENNIS OTU/

MICHAEL IKEOGWU

DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has promised to “finish strong” when he rounds up his tenure in 2015.

In a testimony during an interdeminational  Thanksgsiving Service at the First Baptist Church, Ekrejete, Abraka, to mark this  year’s Democracy Day, yesterday, Uduaghan vowed that the  remaining three years of his administration  will be well utilised to consolidate on his developmental strides since 2007.

Instructively, he charged top officials of the executive arm of government as well as the legislature and Judiciary  to remain focused and  collectively finish strong, adding that he has been given a cane to whip into line any erring officials.

Reflecting on the ethnic crisis that bedevilled the Warri axis of the state, Uduaghan thanked religious leaders for their prayers and counselling, adding that they have carried, protected me and the state government and by the grace of God, I shall finish strong”.

The governor who said he was human and has his weaknesses, pleaded for unity among Deltans even as he stressed on the negative aspect of the spirit of hatred. His words: “we have so many challenges we need the spirit of unity to remove hatred.  Hatred does not pay but destroys. We must stop hating each other because it is not doing us any good. We need to have a change of heart.”.

Commenting on the choice of Abraka as venue for this year’s Democracy Day thanksgiving service, Dr. Uduaghan held that as governor, of the state, he has the power to hold the thanksgiving in any part of the state. “We have had the anniversary thanksgiving at Warri and Kwale.

The thanksgiving can hold anywhere in the state. What people do not recognise is that  a governor has enormous powers. But such powers must be used consciously because it comes from God.

In a sermon, the guest preacher, Rt. Revd (Dr) New life Ugochukwu, Prophesised that because the governor and government are thanking God, the governor’s vision for a greater Delta state will not be truncated.

Revd Ugochukwu who is the General Overseer of the Active  Word Ministry, Abia state, advised persons in positions of leadership to act responsibly. According to him, “leadership is an opportunity to write your history well if you refuse to write your history well, somebody else will help you and you wont like it.

The clergyman also emphasised on the need to “finish Strong” stressing that proper evaluation and self discipline are necessary ingredients of achieving such goal.