Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu comprising leaders and representatives of the Catholic Men Organisation (CMO), Catholic Women Organisation (CWO), Catholic Youths Organisation of Nigeria (CYON), among others, have endorsed the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Peter Mbah, as their preferred candidate.
The decision to support the candidacy of Dr. Mbah was disclosed, yesterday, during an interactive session at the Holy Ghost Cathedral which afforded hundreds of the church leaders the opportunity to listen to the governorship hopeful and his agenda for people of the state.
The laity from different parishes in the diocese, who expressed satisfaction with the impressive and robust manifesto presented by the PDP gubernatorial flagbearer, hailed him as a man with a generous heart who will fulfill God’s purposes for the state by championing the right moral values, lifting people out of poverty and catering for the general welfare of the citizens.
While adopting Mbah as their choice in the entire diocese, Chairman of the CWO, Prof. Okechukwu Adonai, CWO Chair Lady, Mrs. Juliet Ani, youth leaders, Maxwell Okwudiri and Okonkwo Anthonia presented a gift of the Holy Bible to him as a symbol of authority to lead the state.
They further reiterated their unalloyed commitment to take the message of Mbah’s excellent manifesto to their various parishes and communities, promising to mobilise all eligible voters for his electoral victory at the March 2023 poll.
“We are promising you on behalf of our men, women, and youths that you are our collective project. We don’t have anywhere else to go. We commit you to the hands of our Mother Mary in this journey, which we have taken as our own,” they said.
Describing Mbah as a man with a generous heart who had been going about doing good, helping the needy and reaching out to the church, the Director of Politics/Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), Very Rev. Donatus Onuigbo said the candidate remains a dedicated Christian who has the fear of God, and who has been supporting the church long before thinking of vying for the position of governor.
On his part, Mbah expressed gratitude to the church for identifying with the cause to change the face of humanity, bring succour to the state, eradicate poverty, address the lingering national economic challenges and work for the sustainable peace of the state.