Thanksgiving Ceremony: Godwin Offiono Says His victory Is A Testament To The Omnipotence Of God


Hon. Godwin Offiono, the representative of Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency, rededicated his electoral victory to God Almighty for His faithfulness during a Thanksgiving mass held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Abachor-Igbeku, Yala LGA, Cross River State.

The Member of Parliament stated that his victory at the poll was a clear demonstration of the omnipresence, omniscience, and omnipotence of God. While acknowledging God, he also commended the political leaders, his family, friends, and constituents who were used by God to actualize His mandate.

The event gathered the crème de la crème of Cross River North politics, including the House of Representatives Speaker, friends, family members, well-wishers, constituents, etc. They were in attendance to express gratitude to God alongside Hon. Offiono.

Hon. Peter Akpanke, the Member representing Obudu/Bekwarra/Obanliku Federal Constituency, adeptly represented the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas. Additionally, the State Chairman, Hon. Barr. Venatius Ikem, represented the Cross River State PDP working committee, Hon. Eze Nwachukwu Eze, member representing Ebonyi and Ohaukwu Federal Constituency of Ebonyi State.
Also in attendance were Barr. Idi Yakubu, Hon. Matthew Ojugbo, Dr. Ikani Wogar, Rt. Hon. Peter Igbodor, AIG Paul Odama, Hon. Mrs. Beatrice Igwe, commissioner for Housing, Cross River State, Prince Akwaji Offiono aka Akwase, Chief John Joe, Prophet Emmanuel Okpe, Mrs. Talatu Ogborgu, Dr. Paul Ebiala, Amb. Jammy Egbe, Registrar, University of Calabar, Capt. Fred Oko rtd, Chief Ongbinyi, Hon. Egar Mgbantul, Hon. Tom Agi, Hon. Sunday Oko (Otolo), Hon. Charles Omang, member representing Bekwarra State Constituency, Amb. Sunny Omagu, Barr. First Baba Isa, Paramount Rulers of Yala and Ogoja, Chiefs and Elders, and a host of others.

Hon. Offiono promised to periodically contribute to the building of a befitting edifice for the church and commenced the project with the sum of Three million Naira (N3,000,000). Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas also sent in his contributions to the church project. Cross River State 10th National Assembly caucus, Prince Akwase Offiono, Senator Jarigbe Agom, Hon. Peter Akpanke, Hon. Barr. Venatius Ikem, Prophet Emmanuel Okpe, Amb. Jammy Egbe, Hon. Mrs. Beatrice Igwe, other respected dignitaries, friends and well wishers, also supported Hon. Offiono in the building of the church.

Hon. Offiono, addressing constituents at St Joseph’s Primary School field in Okuku, expressed gratitude to party stakeholders, Ogoja/Yala constituents, and well-wishers for unwavering support. He reiterated his commitment to competent representation, emphasizing that the mandate belongs to the people. Despite distractions in court, he focused on securing the people’s mandate and looks forward to remarkable progress henceforth through projects, empowerment, bills, and human capital development.

In conclusion, Hon. Offiono generously allocated the substantial amount of Thirty-five million naira (N35,000,000) along with Seven Hundred (700) bags of 50kg rice for New Year celebrations within the constituency.

In his remarks, Hon. Akpanke commended the people of Ogoja/Yala and the entire Cross River North Senatorial District for their support, promising effective representation. “You’ve elected a good man; Hon. Offiono is a good man. We’re friends and brothers working together in the National Assembly, and I’m confident he will not disappoint you.

The PDP State Chairman, Hon. Barr. Venatius Ikem also appreciated the Party faithfuls and constituents of Ogoja/Yala for standing against underdevelopment during the general election. He reiterated that the choice of Hon. Offiono was a direct fight against underdevelopment, lies and corruption. He encouraged the people to keep supporting PDP to attract more development to the region. The Chairman also commended Hon. Offiono for starting strong despite distractions from the legal tussle, he assured of the party’s fervent support.



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