Over 1,000 clergymen and leaders from various Christian denominations in Ughelli North, South and Udu federal constituency have joined their faith in prayer for the successful reelection of Hon Francis Ejiroghene Waive, come 2023 general elections.
The coalition of clergymen for Hon. Waive, who is also an ordained reverend was drawn from various Church denominations which include, Catholic, Anglican, African, Baptist, Pentecostals, ECWA, OAIC, and PFN.
They pledged their unalloyed support for his reelection.
In their collective declarations, the clergymen held that Ughelli North, South and Udu Federal Constituency has never had it so good in terms of representation since the advent of democracy in 1999.
“We make bold to say that our Constituency has never had it so good in terms of representation since the advent of democracy in 1999.
“We salute our co-ministers colleague, friends and brother Rt Rev Hon Francis Ejiroghene Waive for his courage, vision, humility, integrity and record-breaking performance that has made us very proud.
“We assure him of our continued prayers and support in his political journey to make a difference for our people
“We call on all and sundry to behold the good works of Rt Rev Hon Francis Ejiroghene Waive and support him to greater heights
“We salute His Excellency Distinguished Senator Ovie OmoAgege for his support for Rev Waive and all our Senator has done for Delta. We promise our support for him come 2023,” said the clergymen
An elated Waive thanked the church leaders for their continued support since he joined politics in 2015 and assured them that the confidence reposed in him will not be abused.
He said, “I want to specially appreciate our church leaders, spiritual fathers and the body of Christ for believing and trusting in me and their continued support since we started this journey in 2015.
“I want to assure my brethren and constituents that I will continue to do my best and by the special grace of God almighty and your support, I will deliver more projects when reelected as a ranking member of the House of Representatives.
“Christians should use the opportunity of the ongoing voters’ registration exercise to update their voter’s record, register and get their voters card to enable them to elect candidates of their choice as the era of Christians sitting on the fence is over.”
Some of the church leaders who led the prayers include, Ven Gabriel Kpangban, Rev Fr Happy Amure, Archbishop Isaac Obieh, Ven U.A.A. Dafiewhare, Rev Thinkan Nathan, Rev Fr Peter Ogaga Jesuoive,
Others were, Rev Emmanuel Onofurho, Rev Solomon Deke, Ven Emma Azugo, Rev Emma Eredoro, Rev Julius Fovie, Rev Sunday Oghenechovwen, Rev Paul Sotu and many others