A three term member in the Delta State House of Assembly, representing Ika North East local government area, and former acting governor of the State, Rt. Hon Prince Onyeka Sam Obi has broken the silence on whether he is still in the 2015 governorship race or not by stating that he is fully in the race. The former State House of Assembly Speaker also debunked the rumours that he has stroke and cannot walk again.
Rt Hon. Obi, dropped the hint on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at his mansion, in Boji-Boji, Owa, while distributing Christmas items worth millions of Naira to physically challenged persons in Ika land.
He said that contrary to the stories being spread all over the state that he is sick and may likely return from overseas on wheel chairs he returned to Nigeria hale and hearty. He urged the public not to believe the rumour as it is the handwork of his enemies.
Rt Hon Obi, also stated that his opponents are paying journalists to spread false rumuor against him, saying vengeance is of the Lord. He said that the governorship seat in the state is not by inheritance or birthright, as anybody could aspire.
Rt Hon Obi, while recalling how God has lifted him up, to the office of a Speaker and later an acting governor told his supporters that with God on his side he will be elevated to the office of a governor. He noted that he is in the race to liberate Deltans in 2015 and give them purposeful leadership.
Speaking in a sermon during the ceremony, Bishop Dr. Aslem Eke said the plans and wishes of the enemies against Sam Obi have failed. According to him, “evil plans against Rt. Hon. Sam Obi his failed because no one touches the anointed man of God. Sam Obi is a man after God’s heart. God will continue to sustain him for his good work on the lives of physically challenged persons.”
Bishop Eke charged the physically challenged persons to remain faithful to God and should not allow their conditions to discourage them from serving God. He concluded by calling on people who are yet to give their lives to Jesus Christ to do so.
On his part, Bishop Timothy Irabor said that there is ability in disability. He prayed God to turn the lives of the physically challenged around for good.
Rt. Hon. Obi made a donation of one hundred bags of rice, six wheel chairs, clutches and five hundred thousand naira to the physically challenged persons in the area.