-By Michael Ekokoruwe:
The president and general overseer of Christ Chosen Deliverance Church Irri, Isoko South local government area of Delta State, Apostle Thompson Oki, has appealed to the new executive council and Christian’s of Isoko Nation, to support him pilot the affairs of Isoko Christian Association of Nigeria and Oversea’s (ICAN).
Apostle Oki made the appeal after his election and inauguration as president of the executive council of Isoko Christian Association of Nigeria, held at Christ Chosen Deliverance Church Irri, Isoko South local government area of Delta State.
Oki stated that, he was elected as president of the Association on the 13th of February 2023 for one tenure of four years, and immediately commenced work on the secretariat of the Association.
The clergyman disclosed that, he personally bought 6 plots of land, sunk borehole, bought 15 trips of sand and mounds 100 bags of cement, amounting to over N6 million naira, just as he promised to lay the foundation of the secretariat in August 2023 and complete the building by December 2023.
While inaugurating the new executive council of Isoko christian Association of Nigeria and Oversea’s, Archbishop Prof. S.G.A. Onibere said, “It’s not a mistake to select Apostle Oki” even as he asked the Bishop’s to pray for the council as he performed the inaugural service.
In his remark, high Chief Iduh Amadhe, patron Isoko Development Union and chairman of the occasion, enjoined the ICAN executive to be role model in character and discharge of duties.
He urged the people to be foster unity amongst the Orthodox and Pentecostal Christians in Isoko Nation, jettison their differences and focused on ideas of love.
Amadhe urged Christians to be the symbol of light and liberate Isoko land from darkness and retrogression. He charged the new executive to handle the mandate with wisdom, adding that “building the secretariat of ICAN is a task that must be done”.
The highpoint of the event was award and decoration of Apostle and Rev. Mrs. Oki, as ambassador of peace to the United Nations and members of Sustainable Development Goals (S.D.G’s) for Africa Nations, and the handover of administration documents to Apostle Thompson Oki by the immediate past president of the Association, Apostle Dr. David Jebba.
Earlier, while speaking on the message titled, “All Hands Must be on Deck”, Bishop Oroh Iteheri admonished christians to contribute towards the development of the Association, just as he charged the new executive to be active in administration.
In attendance was some members of Isoko traditional rulers council, hon. Bino Owhede, member – elect, Delta State House of Assembly, representing Isoko South constituency 1, heads and members of various denominations across Isoko Nation and dignitaries across Nigeria and Abroad.