- David Oyedepo says the supreme court's validation of the election of the governor of Akwa Ibom state is triumph of "light over darkness"
- The bishop says the supreme hand of God made it possible for the Supreme court to rule in governor’s favour
- Oyedepo congratulates Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state
The presiding bishop and founder of Living Faith Church World Wide, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedpo, has said that the supreme court's validation of the election of the Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel, is the triumph of "light over darkness."
The bishop speaking during an interdenominational thanksgiving service held in honour of the governor, on Wednesday, February 10, at Uyo, said it was the supreme hand of God that made it possible for the apex court to rule in Udom’s favour, The Cable reports.
He said: "We are celebrating the victory of light over darkness. What we are celebrating here is the supreme hand of God in the affairs of men. And I also want to say it is important to know why we need to do this. Thanks giving is a debt we owe for every act of God we experience."
I want to acknowledge the privilege to be here to share the word of God and also acknowledge at the same time all our governors, past and present, who are here and all top government functionaries who are in this service.
Let me congratulate the chief host of this special interdenominational thanks giving service our own governor who has demonstrated gratitude to God since this service began by dancing and singing and celebrating the faithfulness of God."
Those in attendance include Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, and Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state.
Uche Secondus, the acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom;,Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra; Gabriel Suswam, former governor of Benue state, were also in attendance.
In a related development, Governor Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state, in reaction to the legal victory of Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom state and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, described the judgment of the Supreme Court on the governorship elections in the two states as a victory of democracy and a triumph of patriotism over dictatorship.
The governor also commended the judges of the Supreme Court for having dispensed justice without fear despite intimidation and harassment.