By Anayo Okoli
UMUAHIA—THOSE who are expecting a political crisis between Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and his political godfather, immediate past governor of the State, Senator Theodore Orji, may be disappointed as Ikpeazu has said that he does not envisage the possibility of a face-off between him and his predecessor.
Rather, the governor has called on the people of Ukwa Ngwa to remain eternally grateful to Senator Orji for ensuring that the governorship seat rotated to them.
Speaking at Nbawsi in Isiala Ngwa North Council, at the 2018 Easter Convention of The Apostolic Church, Aba Field, Governor Ikpeazu said many people in the state had been expecting a quarrel between him and Senator Orji and wondered why he should quarrel with the former governor.
“I had been in good terms with him yesterday, I am in good terms with him today and tomorrow. Why should I quarrel with him? I am an Ngwa son that was well breast-fed. I believe that every good gesture should be reciprocated and repaid and my people did not send me to go and begin to quarrel with my predecessor. That is not the motive of my coming to power”, Governor Ikpeazu said.
He thanked the Apostolic Church for their prayers which he said gave him victory in 2015 and pledged to identify with the permanent convention building project of the church at Nbawsi.
He charged Christians to reflect on the significance of the death and resurrection of Christ which the Easter season represents.
Earlier, in an address, the General Secretary of The Apostolic Church, Apostle J.O Ihuoma explained that the church remains one of the foremost pentecostal Churches having been established in 1930, saying that the Church believes and appreciates good leadership.
In his remarks, Senator Theodore Orji commended the church for their support and prayers and promised to continue to partner with them.