…spanks Pastor openly for preaching against his government

…assures Completion of Road Projects in Oruk Anam.

Earlier today, The Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel spank the emeritus General Superintendent of the Qua Iboe Church, Rev. David M. Udoudom at the Funeral of a deceased member of the State Technical Committee on Implementation of the Ibom Deep Seaport, Late Architect Idongesit Udoffa, at QIC Central Primary School, Ibesit Anwa Udo in Oruk Anam LGA .

The Pastor, who preached a message that didn’t go down well with the Governor and concluded by telling the Governor that Oruk Anam road was good and manageable by them only for the Stat Government to award a road contract and the job has not been delivered till date which makes it difficult for them to drive the road. He concluded by saying that when a leader is given a job to do, he should do it well and properly as it will account for such leader either good or bad.

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That message didn’t go down well with the State Governor, who mounted the podium and spank the Clergyman. He cautioned against unverified and misinforming utterances on the current state of the roads under construction, as he sued for discretion among religious leaders in matters of governance

He asked that Fathers of Faith allow him do what he is supposed to and Let people handling church leave governance for people in government.

“The public should be told the truth. We must put it straight, that the pulpit should not be used as a platform to mislead people with unverified information.”

Governor Emmanuel said the ongoing Ikot Ekaide – Ikot Okoro-Ikot Ibritam and other road projects in Oruk Anam, were among the longest road projects being executed by the state government.

We have four contractors working now in Oruk Anam, but in 2018 while the contractors were very serious with the work, Oruk Anam, my in-laws, were the first Local Government Area to kidnap construction workers and even killed a soldier and that work was stalled for almost one year.

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“We had to go look for new companies to take up the jobs and the whole documentation process for contract to be reawarded”, he stated. This, he explained, was why four major road contractors have been engaged to get the job done, and gave assurance that all works on the road will be completed before the end of 2022.

“I want to reassure Oruk Anam people that we have four major contractors working here and before the end of next year, we’ll complete all the roads. Let us just pray for good weather and we’ll get that done”.

“So let’s face fact and let’s do what we’re supposed to do. Let people handling church leave governance for people in government.

“The public should be told the truth. We must put it straight, that the pulpit should not be used as a platform to mislead people with unverified information.”

Concluding his speech, The Governor who was still angry with the Clergyman made a donation and said openly that the money is for the church and not for any individual(Pastor).

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1 Comment

  1. I personally thank the pastor for saying the truth.
    Imagine the road the government claimed to be working and breaking people’s fences and shops then compensating with ₦200,000 or ₦100000 when a bag of cement is about ₦5,000 thereby rendering people’s properties useless without proper compensation.
    Now he’s saying he is working a lot. Please pastor overlook the money, God is more than money.
    God bless you pastor.

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