Okorocha Urges Church Leaders To Always Preach Peace & Love
– Says Archbishop Alexander Ezeugo Ekewuba Lived Up To The Demands Of His Calling As A Priest
Governor Rochas Okorocha has called on Church leaders to always preach peace and love and avoid utterances that have the tendency of promoting anger and hatred, adding that other people in the Society look upto the Church leaders on the issues of peace and love.
The governor spoke at the commendation service of the Founder and General Overseer of Overcomers Bible Church Inc, held at the Heroes Square Owerri on Friday, April 27, 2018, with the governor stating that Archbishop Ekewuba did not die but only transited to glory because he never betrayed his calling as a Priest for any day or any minute.
He Stated “I am here to announce that Bishop Ezeugo has not died. He has only transited from one form to another. Good men do not die as only bad men die. When great men die, they become bigger in name and people appreciate them the more. Our Lord Jesus Christ did not die but transited to glory. It takes great people to transit to glory, Ezeugo has many great sons and daughters who will continue in his good works and so, he has not died but transited to glory”.
The governor Continued “I urge all the people witnessing this celebration of life to follow in his footsteps and exemplary life. Ezeugo was persecuted for many years because people did not understand him but today, the story is different and even the heavens is celebrating for one of their own”.
He added “We are not here to mourn, but to celebrate a life well spent, greatness and dedication to duty and works of God. He remains a great man even at death. Today is a day of testimony of a man who came into this world and discharged the content of God within him. At 72, Bishop Ezeugo has nothing else in him to give. He would have been dead by 60 but stayed till 72 to prove that he is a Child of God as stated in the holy book”.
The governor also inaugurated Archbishop Ezeugo Ekewuba Foundation in memory of the Archbishop, the Church and family, to keep his name alive and to further serve humanity in different capacity.
A senior member of the Church and former Vice Chancellor of Imo State University, Prof. B.E.B Nwoko, on behalf of the Church and family, thanked the governor for coming in person to honour the late Bishop.