The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Imo State, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, has donated a building to the St. Andrews Catholic Church, Isiebu, for use as a place of worship.
Speaking recently during the official dedication and handover of the building to the church in Isiebu, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, Ararume said he was inspired to extend the gesture because the church allowed the burial of his mother to take place in the chapel.
A statement on Tuesday quoted him as saying that with the building, many aged persons would no longer have to walk long distances, like his late mother did, to attend church services.
On the occasion, Ararume made a formal declaration of his governorship ambition as well as his intention to officially embark on campaign ahead of 2019 general elections.
The politician explained that he thought it important to first build a house for God before going out to seek another political position.
The Bishop of Okigwe, Solomon Amatu , who officiated during the handover Mass in his homily said, “It is more blessed to give to God, because no gift given in the name of God is a waste.”
The cleric said God would work in the vineyard of anyone, who works in God’s vineyard.
He enjoined the people of the comnunity to see the building donated by Ararume as a motivation to come to church regularly.
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