Senator Godswill Akpabio has attributed his victory at the Supreme Court to God’s grace, benevolence and fervent prayers of intercession by Nigerians.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, said this at a Thanksgiving Mass held at Ukana Ikot Ntuen in Akwa Ibom State.
The former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs was, last Friday, declared by the apex court as the duly and legally elected candidate of his party for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.
As stated by his media aide, Jackson Udom, in a release, Akpabio arrived the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo and headed straight to St Lucy Catholic Church, Ukana Ikot Ntuen in Essien Udim Local Government Area for the thanksgiving mass.
The National Vice Chairman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council thanked God for seeing him through all legal stages he went through to validate his mandate as the APC cabdidate in his senatorial district.
Akpabio said: “I stand before you all today to return all thanks, honour and praises to God almighty for our victory at the Supreme Court.
“When all hopes appeared gone, our Lord came through for me. That is why I have come to return all thanks to Him because He alone is worthy to be praised.”
The former minister further said: “When the judgment was delivered on Friday, I left my house in Abuja to the church to thank Him for the victory.
“On my arrival today, I decided to make God’s presence my first port of call. Not for anything, but to tell Him that I am very grateful for his favour and blessings over me.”
“I bear no grudge against anyone over what I went through before this final victory.
“Rather, just like our father in the Lord, Monsignor Inyangetor, admonished that we let go all for the sake of Christ, I have decided to forgive all.
“If we fail to forgive one another, God will not forgive us of our sins.”
The former governor noted: “My story is like that of the brothers of Joseph in the Bible who, out of envy, sold out their little brother in order to kill his dream, not knowing that they were actually helping him to fulfil a foretold future.
“Because it had been foretold that Joseph’s dream would come to pass, God led them back to their sold out brother, when there was famine in the land of Egypt and that dream became a reality.”