Since Magnus Eze, Enugu
Ancient Yesterday, Senate Deputy Speaker Ike Ekweremadu attributed his achievements so far in life to God’s faithfulness.
He said he overcame tribulations including an abduction in the year 2000 because he kept his covenant with God from the start of his life.
Ekweremadu, who revealed it at a thanksgiving service to mark his 60th birthday at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd (Anglican Communion), said no man but God would determine his political future.
He said he came from a very difficult part of Enugu State, saying that as a young man he pleaded with God to uplift him so that he could uplift his people and the people of the state.
He spoke as Archbishop of Ecclesiastical Province of Enugu, Anglican Communion, Emmanuel Chukwuma extolled the legislator’s contributions to the development of Enugu State and Nigeria, describing him as the best senator in the state .
“God fulfilled his part of this covenant and I also fulfilled mine by building a church for him in Mpu, my community. Since that covenant, God has never looked back in matters that concerned me. This is why I go through tribulations, I go through water and I go through fire, but no one could consume me because God is with me.
“So this 60th anniversary is 60 years of thanksgiving. It is about 60 years of grace and favor from God,” Ekweremadu said.
He also recounted how he was held by daredevil kidnappers for several days but returned unscathed, while blaming the high crime rate on unemployment across the country.
He however vowed to change the story of unemployment in Enugu state if he is elected governor in 2023, saying his aspiration to the state governorship is a continuation of his efforts to transform the state.