I, on behalf of myself and my family, wish to express my profound gratitude to Almighty God for the success of Igede Restoration Crusade and my defection ceremony that took place from Wednesday, 12th to Friday, 14th May and Saturday, 15th May, 2021 respectively. To Him alone be glory, honour and adoration for ever. Amen.
I want to appreciate the National Caretaker Committee Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), His Excellency Mai Mala Buni, who was well represented by the former President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ken Nnamani, for his support towards the success of the ceremony.
To the leader of the party in Benue state and Minister for Special Duty and Intergovernmental affairs, my father Distinguish Senator George Akume, I am grateful.
To my Boss, friend and brother, Major Dr. Hamza Al-Mustapha former CSO to late president Gen. Sani Abacha thank you for taking all the pains and discomfort to be part of the events. May God bless you.
My brother Austine Agada, zonal chairman Alhj. Mohammed Hassan, state Chairman of the party, Comr. Emmanuel Abbah Yaro and members of your EXCO, I am grateful to you.
To the Chairman of the occasion, Chief Steven Lawani (Ochagwu K’Idoma), thank you. Chief Nelson Alapa, Prof. Amb. Dickson Akor, Prof. Chief John Enyi, Prof. Ikape Ogbaji, Rt. Hon. Nick Eworo Austine Okwoche, my sister Patricia, Mr Ajoma Success my Inlaw’s Igbo community and others party faithful thank you.
Similarly, I want to thank the good people of Igede nation for the extravagant show of love towards me especially the women and the youth.
This has reinvigorated my zeal to make any form of sacrifices, possible, to see Igede developed.
Your commitment towards seeing a new Igede nation will never be in vain in Jesus name Amen.
Again, I want to appreciate the church leaders and servants of God from various parts of the country that left their homes, programmes and and activities to pray for Igede land.
NoYour financial, material and physical sacrifices for restoration of the lost glory of Igede nation will not go unrewarded.
Thank you, Igede Intermediate Area Traditional Council, led by HRH Chief Oga Ero (CP Rtd) for always being on ground thereby making the events peaceful. May your days be long and the lost glory of Igede nation be restored during your reign.
To joint security forces that were on ground to maintain law and order, thank you for display of professionalism.
To the Central Planning Committee (CPC) led by Hon. Dr. Jonah Okwoche, thank you for your dexterity, doggednes and sacrifices that saw to the success of the events. May God continue to increase you in health and wealth.
To my good people of Igede nation, while I thank you for your love and sacrifices, let me use this medium to congratulate you for being among those that will experience and enjoy the new Igede nation; for being among those that are about to make big history in the journey to Igede of our dream.
I believe God has already answered our prayers. I hear God saying ‘I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them (Isaiah 42:16); See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland (Isaiah 42:19). Again, congratulations.
To my great people please get your voters card ready as soon INEC commence voters registration excise by June ensure you register at home and those of you outside please transfer your voting power back to igede.
My supporters please stop responding to unnecessary comments made against me silence is golden
Finally, it came to my knowledge that some materials meant for the widows were carted away in the course of distribution which lead to gross shortage.
While I commiserate with you for the shortage, I wish to appeal to you to exercise some patience with me as modalities are already in place for another round of distribution, this time, in your churches.
I will not rest until our change will come! The era of play is gone Igede nation must be liberated by God Grace Amen. Thank you All
Long live Igede Nation!
Long live Benue state! Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Hon. Dr. Evang. David A. Ogewu