GOVERNORSHIP CAMPAIGNS: ALEX OTTI SEEKS GOD’S BLESSINGS TO KICK START VOTE HUNT.
Chinwe ugele, Umuahia.
The gubernatorial candidate of the All progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), Dr. Alex Otti has kick started his electioneering campaign with a holy mass at the Mater Dei cathedral church in Umuahia, Abia state capital.
Dr.Otti was in the company of his wife, running mate, Dr. Mrs Uche Eme Uche, members of House of Representatives, Ossy prestige and other candidates of the party for the 2019 general elections.
The cathedral administrator, Rev.Fr. David Aguneri while delivering his homily, admonished people to imbibe honesty and integrity as virtues of Christians irrespective of position in the society.
He said there is need to inject honesty and integrity into politics to correct the erroneous impression some people have about politics where they tell all forms of lies to win cheap popularity.
The priest said “Dr. Otti, it’s good you are here, you see all these people following you, they are not following you because they believe in you, some of them are following you because of what they can get from you. Don’t give them money, tell them what you want to do for them, if they like it they will stay with you.”
He went further to condemn the attitude of some electorate who choose to collect money from politicians in exchange for their votes saying, “I wonder how people collect money from somebody to vote for that person, it is foolishness, you have no moral standing to demand for good leadership because you have sold your right you cannot eat your cake and have it,” he said.
Fr. Aguneri prayed that the campaigns of Alex Otti will be violent free, devoid of hate and blood shed, but will be filled with good messages that will impact on the citizenry and asked God to grant his good heart desire.
In his response the APGA standard bearer, Alex Otti, assured the church that he already has an ideology which captures all that he plans to do in government if elected.