Udom pledges return of peace in Qua Iboe Church despite name change
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has restated his commitment in ensuring that peace returns to the United Evangelical Church formerly known as Qua Iboe Church due to lingering crisis resulting from the change of name, which some members have insisted should be maintained.
The change of the original name from Qua Iboe Church to United Evangelical Church has brought about a lot of contention within the Church as to who controls what.
This is coming on the heels of misunderstanding, especially at the 112 Ikot-Ekpene Road, Uyo, branch of the Church, which is the Local Assembly Governor Udom regularly worships as a registered member.
Reacting yesterday to insinuations by some of those he described as ‘misguided’ elements, who think that as a key member of the local assembly, he may have certain interests on who to support, Udom dismissed such claims as outright lies and mere propaganda.
Governor Udom, who is a Deacon in the Church, has been making progress in bringing peace and harmony between the two contending parties, urged agents of blackmail to direct their miss-applied talents elsewhere.
“It is very wrong for certain elements to make allegations concerning my role in the local assembly on Ikot-Ekpene road,” he said
The Guardian learnt that the governor held a peace meeting with the two parties on Thursday September 26, 2019, with a view to finding lasting peace in the Church.
“At a peace meeting I had with the leadership of the Church on Thursday, September 26, I outlined the processes and plans for peace to return to both the local and national leadership of the Church.
“The parties were satisfied with the plans outlined and went back very happy. Very soon, we hope to see full restoration of peace and understanding between the two groups. I think it is sad and unfortunate for some people to exploit the matter and make unfounded allegations about it,” he said.
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