Members of the Curia of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu led by Bishop Callistus Onaga on Tuesday paid a congratulatory visit to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on his resounding victory at the polls, describing it as a prayer answered and manifestation of the wishes of the people of Enugu State.
Speaking on behalf of the highest decision-making body in the diocese, Bishop Onaga thanked God for answering the prayers of the Catholic Church and people of Enugu State to “allow you (Ugwuanyi) to come back and conclude the beautiful works you are doing in this state; the beautiful human relations you have established, and of course the developmental projects going on here and there and still striving to carry everybody along”.
The Bishop who described Ugwuanyi as “the governor of the people”, expressed confidence that “you are going to do more, having been empowered and strengthened by both our prayers and our support”.
According to him, “Your Excellency, we have said this on many occasions, we are not pretending about it and we are happy God heard our prayers. We are not apologizing to anybody for praying for that. He has really shown us that our prayers would be heard. Our prayers will continue, we will be praying for you”.
Responding, Gov. Ugwuanyi who welcomed the delegation to the Government House, thanked them for their unceasing prayers, support and good wishes, which he said contributed immensely to the successes recorded so far by his administration and the peaceful, transparent and credible general election in Enugu State.
The governor, therefore, reassured them that he will continue to serve with the fear of God for the progress of the state.