Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano and the leadership of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo, on Wednesday honoured the founder of the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, Anambra State, Rev. Fr. Obimma Emmanuel, popularly called Fr. Ebube Muonso, at his 10th priestly ordination.
Others who were around to honour the Catholic priest are governorship candidates of various political parties contesting in the forthcoming November 6 election in the state.
They include; Obiora Okonkwo (ZLP); Godwin Maduka (Accord); Charles Soludo (APGA); Andy Uba (APC). Fellow priests, community and market leaders, church groups, students and visitors from within and outside Nigeria, also showered encomiums on the priest.
Governor Willie Obiano who was represented by his wife, Ebelechukwu, described Fr. Obimma as a “true man of God, who has left positive footprints in shepherding the flock as a Catholic priest.”
“Your ten years of priesthood has been of fruitful devotion to the Lord and His just will for our society. As you continue to minister before the ultimate priest with burden for the wellbeing of our state, we faithfully rejoice that God will receive your supplications and intercessions on our behalf,” Obiano said.
Prince Emeka Udodeme, chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigno in Anambra State said Obimma has deployed diverse competencies to the growth and development of the church through the sanctification of the people of God.
“As you continue to bear witness to the gospel with devotion, care and love, we look forward to the continued benefits of your invaluable counsel, prayers and social services,” Udodeme added.
Also, a former president of Ohaneze Ndigbo in the state, Elder Chris Eluemuno, who also attended the ceremony, described the priest as a true man of God, who God has used to expand His ministry on earth.
According to him, “God has been so gracious using you to expand His ministry on earth. Through you, He has touched lives, healed the sick, freed people from poverty, and delivered people from demonic attacks. The Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry has expanded beyond words, as testament to your devotion, sacrifice, and dedication to God’s course.”
Obimma has remained a vocal voice in the state, both in politics and other areas. Recently, Obimma in a video offered to lead a dialogue with rampaging gunmen in Anambra State, reeling out his personal phone number on air, saying he would be willing to be contacted, even in the dead of the night.