From Ngozi Omah, Awka
The Northern Christian Forum (NCF) has sent a message of felicitations to Prof Charles Solufor winning last month’s Anambra State governorship election.
President of the forum, Pastor Averson Andrew flanked by some of his officials congratulated the governor-elect during an interactive session with journalists in Awka.
He noted that the election of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)candidate was divinely arranged as the battle of life is neither for the swift nor the strong.
Pastor Andrew pointed out that the members of NCF have been contributing their own quota toward the growth and development of Anambra State in particular and South East in general individually and collectively.
He particularly appreciated the good people of the state for being good host to the foreign elements in Anambra who according to him have been made to feel at home through their warm hospitality.
Andrew said that NCF on her part has been encouraging her members and others under her area of influence to be law abiding and also be good guests as well. This he pointed out is in reciprocation of the good nature of Ndi-Anambra.
“Many of our members were actually born here, some of us have adopted Anambra State as our home due to the peaceful nature of the state. And I must state with all sense of responsibility that we have been contributing to the growth and development of the state in our own little corners.” The president of NCF pointed out.
Pastor Andrew while appreciating the cooperation of successive administration in the state appealed to the governor elect to build on the existing relationship.
“It is true that we have always enjoy government recognition in Anambra State, but wish to humbly request that the recognition be deepened so that our members can be considered for appointment as done in the forward looking states like Lagos, Plateau and Benue, where non indigenes are considered for political appointments.” He noted.
NCF used the occasion of the briefing to pray for the continued blessing of God upon Anambra State and her people even as they particularly prayed to God to grant Prof Charles Soludo the wisdom needed to move the state to the next level.