- Says there are ways to deal with kidnappers
- Tells Youth how they can live longer
- Donates N5m for modernising Headquarters of Regional Church.
Plateau State Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Senator (Lt. Gen.) Jeremiah Timbut Useni has spoken against the misuse of power by political leaders.
He said, “You cannot deny people the leaders they have freely voted for in an election and expect that there will be peace in society.”
Gen Useni was speaking at a church service to mark the 70th birthday and 50th wedding anniversary of the Ataa Aten of Ganawuri, in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.
“If those in authority continue to impose losers on the people and stop winners from claiming their electoral victory how will things go well with the way we govern ourselves?”
“So we must tell each other the truth always. We should stop lying to ourselves that it is politically acceptable and normal to cheat in elections and still be declared winners. If we keep doing this, are we doing the correct thing? Are we not simply telling lies?”
The former minister of the Federal Capital Territory decried the widespread kidnapping across the nation.
“We should demand from the government to take very firm action against these thieves. Because these people do not hesitate to kidnap, or even kill. However, we must also mobilise our communities to be alert at all times. Yes, we need prayers from our religious leaders quite alright, but we should be watchful too. If we don’t deal with them they are already dealing with us. Should we not do something to handle them well?”
Gen Useni drew the attention of young people to values that could help them to be productive in society and live longer.
“Stop disrespecting your parents and elders or else you cannot live long. Stop insulting your parents because you think you have better education than they. Instead appreciate the sacrifices of your parents in making you become what you are today”
Gen Useni donated the sum of N5m (Five Million Naira) toward the reconstruction of the church building which also serves as the headquarters of COCIN Regional Church Council (RCC) Ganawuri, and asked that the work be started right away.
The Ataa Aten, Mr Yakubu Chaimang, explained that the Thanksgiving service was to celebrate his recovery from a life-threatening illness and to also raise financial support to modernise the church building.
The Guest Preacher, Rev. Samuel Mangai spoke on “Pleasing God with the position He has given to you.” He drew his sermon from the book of Daniel Chapter five.
Media Consultant to
Senator, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Jeremiah Timbut Useni, Fwc, mni, CFR
September 15, 2019
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