Our Correspondent|23 December 2018
The gubernatorial aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Cross River state, Mr. Eyo Ekpo has urged Christians in Cross River state not to “monetize their Christianity” and in doing so sell out to desperate politicians.
Ekpo who spoke as a guest at the Sunday service of the Apostolic Church, Edgerley in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, stated that Christians are the watchdog of the society and should never be seen or heard to have traded their rights and conscience for money.
Ekpo prayed that the joy he felt in the church, through the dance and praise sessions offered by the congregation follow them every day of their lives, and not be restricted to services on Sundays.
Ekpo, a former attorney-general of Cross River State, said that serving and leading the legal and justice departments of the Donald Duke administration had equipped him to with the experience and capacity to restore Cross Rive to a place of peace. He said he would work with the citizens and law enforcement agencies in the state to do this, adding that his government would inject life back into every sphere of the state.
The SDP candidate who read from Joshua 9:7-15 asked the congregation to ensure that brambles are not returned to power, saying, “this is why I have not shied away from the great task of serving our state. Posterity will ask questions of you and I if we stand idly by and do nothing, while our beloved State rots away.”
The pastor of the church, Pastor E. Ita, said the church is open to receive everyone, irrespective of their political parties and that they can’t completely separate themselves from politics. The church prayed for Eyo Ekpo and his team, asking God to protect them in the course of their campaigns.