Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has said that no political
office was worth a human life and charged politicians to refrain from
bitterness and violence as they jostle for vantage positions ahead of the
2015 general elections
Governor Uduaghan who gave the charge Friday night in Asaba while speaking
at a Special Valentine Day event tagged “An Evening with the First Family”,
informed politicians that power belongs to God, who freely gives it to whom
“It is good to have political ambition, but remember that God gives power
to whom He pleases. If you contest any political position and it did not
work out, accept it as the will of God and God’s plan for you. He may have
better plans for you in future”, he stated.
Continuing he said: “No political position is worth dying for and we should
not encourage any person to die for our political aspirations. Remember we
will be held accountable for our actions and inactions in this world when
we die “.
He urged Nigerians especially the political class in the spirit of the
season to show love to one another and refrain from doing harm to others
adding that “if we love one another we will not harm each other either with
physical arms or with our tongues”.
The governor enjoined couples to use the Valentine Day celebration to renew
their marriage vows and love for one another as well as share the blessings
of love as this would bring them closer and make their relationship more
Also, the Governor used the occasion to urge Nigerians to be involved in
one form of physical exercise or another so as to keep fit and healthy
stressing that healthy family units means a healthy society.
Earlier, Deaconess Roli Nere Uduaghan, Delta State First lady and organiser
of the programme said that the event was put together for couples to
appreciate and share the blessings of love of God on this special day.
She used the occasion to invite the persons present to participate in a
Keep Fit exercise tagged “A Walk for Life” .
Highlights of the ceremony were a brief exhortation by Rev. DR. Udi on the
topic “Where Will You Spend Eternity”, comedy shows, drama piece and dance
by the First couple and a plethora of dignitaries present.