Archibong Cletus Bassey.

By Abasifreke Effiong, Uyo.

The President of Akwa Ibom Christian Assembly,ACA, Archbishop Cletus Bassey, has said that different occultic groups have positioned people in different offices and positions to take over Akwa Ibom State.

Archbishop Bassey who stated this while addressing the monthly prayer meeting of ACA, a state-wide inter-denominational prayer network, on Thursday 19th May, 2022, at Destiny International Mission, Uyo, insisted that no political party is a religion in the state and the church will vote for persons not political parties in the 2023 elections.

He urged Christians in the State to rise up and pray seeking God’s intervention in the selection of political leaders in 2023.

Recall that in April this year, a televangelist and founder of Grace Family, Rev. Patrick Edet, had raised the alarm that more people than ever were being initiated into occultism in Akwa Ibom State even under the watch of a Christian Governor.

Archbishop Bassey said different altars were contending to take over the leadership of the State, insisting that the altar of God will prevail in the end when Christians continue in fervent prayers to God.

“Occults have positioned people in different places and positions to take over Akwa Ibom State. The fight in Akwa Ibom is the fight of altars. Different altars are contending to take over and control Akwa Ibom State, but the altar of God will prevail.”

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“Akwa Ibom State is not on sale. The State is not for the highest bidders. I want to say to Akwa Ibom people, there is no reason to fret, stand still and see the salvation of God.”

Archbishop Bassey who is the President of Destiny Missions International said the Church will reject attempts by political parties to foist members of occultic groups on the State.

“There is no political party that is a religion in the state. The only religion that we know is Christianity. The church will not vote parties in 2023, but persons. If deleagtes in any political party choose the wrong people, we will vote for the people. This will be the first election in Akwa Ibom that will be based on what the people want, not political party.”

While urging Akwa Ibom people to pray and seek the man after God’s heart, Archbishop Bassey charged delegates to vote according to their conscience at the party primaries.

“I am using this opportunity to urge delegates to vote according to their own conscience by truth. Some of you what you didn’t like before you are liking it now because you have received money. Know that your mooting will stand against you on the day of judgment. Let’s seek the man after God’s heart.”

Archbishop Bassey stressed that the Akwa Ibom Christian Assembly is stronger in its spiritual intercession for the state and was in support of what is right, just and fair.

“ACA is stronger today than ever. We are here for what is right, what is just, what is equitable and what is fair”, he said.

The prayer meeting was attended by more 3000 people including gospel ministers across the State.

In a message of goodwill, Arc. Ezekiel Nya-Etok, a governorship aspirant on the platform of African Democratic Congress, lauded ACA for keeping up its intercession for the State, saying that “God will give the state the man (Governor) God Himself wants.”