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Altercation Over President’s Asset Declaration Unnecessary – Okowa

Posted: Sep 7, 2015 at 1:29 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Francis Onoiribholo Benin

As reactions continue to trail the asset declaration of President Muhammdu Buhari and his Vice, Pastor Yemi Osinbanjo, the Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Sunday in Benin declared that the hue and cry over the President’s asset declaration was totally unnecessary, saying “what he has declared was his personal wealth which ught not to be the business of the Nigeria populace”.

The Governor said Nigerians should be more concern about the President’s campaign promise of change which he noted should be paramount to the people, adding that Buhari’s asset declaration was a welcome development, especially when he is the first President of Nigeria to make his asset a public issue

Gov. Okowa who spoke to newsmen in Benin, the Edo State Capital at the 13th year Anniversary celebration of Rock of Ages Christian Assembly International Incorporation also disclosed that in spite of the huge debts he inherited from the immediate past administration of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, his government had put in place measures that will bring respite to the people by restructuring its expenditure to save cost.

According to him,  “I don’t want to comment on PMB asset declaration because, assets declaration is personal, the man has declared his asset which is a welcome idea that he has come out to do. But his personal wealth and all he has at the moment is not supposed to be the business of Nigerians. The only thing that we should concern about is what is going to be his output in government that is where we should concentrate on” Okowa whose election is being challenged at the Tribunal said God been merciful and faithful to him said it is not yet uhuru and urged Christians to pray for the continue unity of the Country.

He also admonished the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly congregation to pray fervently in order to heal the land of all the challenges bedeviling it, just as he called on Nigerians to desist from raining abuses on its leaders.

“My Trust in God can never wane because God has manifested in my life. I can see the manifestation of God in this church and the same way God has grown this church, God can also grow in your lives.

“When I listen to our father, Pastor Omobude there is still a lot of Jordan to cross, there is still a lot land to be conquered, please take note of that so that you will not relax that we have arrived. It is a time to pray more, not only for the church but for Nigeria and all the states in this country.

“We are in a very difficult time nationally and when the nation is in trouble there is a knock on the door of the Christians because the book of Psalm 121 says I look on to hills here from where cometh my help. It is time call on the name of the Lord in righteousness for God to heal the land and get us out of where we are today.

“We have so much depended on oil and the prices are down and things are going bad but I know when Christian rise up and call upon His name in righteousness things will get better. It is not enough to come to church to rain abuses on our leaders that they have not done this or that.