The Most Rev. Sunday B. Uko, Archbishop of the church, Ikot Ekpene on Sunday cautioned Senator Godswill Akpabio and wife, Unoma for making political comments at Methodist Church Nigeria, Ukana Ikot Ntuen in Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
The Akpabio’s who spoke during the presentation of Sir Etekamba Umoren as the new Lay President of Methodist Church Nigeria, Essien Udim Diocese, attempted to canvass support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and Nsima Ekere, All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate during the forthcoming general elections.
However, Most Rev. Sunday B. Uko, Archbishop of the church, Ikot Ekpene rose from his seat and stopped them from further making the political comments in the church, saying “You cannot use the church as a platform for political campaign. Many members of this church belong to different political parties. You cannot campaign in the church.”
Uncomfortable by what he saw as disrespect to his wife, Senator Godswill Akpabio apologised for the wife’s action in talking politics in the church, recalling “Anyone knowing that his wife had reached the land of dead and came back would know why she wants to give direction to the people.”