A member of the House of Representatives representing Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency of Cross River State, Dr Alex Egbona has urged the people of his constituency to live in peace with one another and abhor anything and everything that will offend the sensibilities of one another, as they celebrate Christmas.
Egbona who is also the deputy chairman, committee on petroleum(downstream) said in a special Christmas message to the people of Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency that there was the need for them to tolerate and live in peace with each other, especially neighbouring communities.
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He said the essence of the Christmas celebration was to remember the birth of Christ, “who did not only preach peace and love but also showed it in practical terms when he was on earth. We are his followers and it therefore behoves us to live like him.
“We cannot claim to be celebrating the birth of Christ when we cannot tolerate and love one another. There cannot be Christmas in the real sense of the word if we cannot show practical love to our neighbours, our family members and those we share boundaries with.
“This is one season that we need to be up and doing in our responsibilities to our fellow human beings. If you claim to love, show it by sharing the little you have with one another. Again, endeavour to live in peace with everyone that comes your way. Nothing can be achieved without peace.
“On my part, I can assure you that I will continue to do my best to demonstrate my love for you. I will continue to serve you selflessly, as I have done for about a year now, since I got into the National Assembly.
“To the best of my ability, I will ensure that I continue to attract the good things of life to you. During this festivity period and thereafter, I will do those things that will put smiles on your faces. In the next few days, details of my empowerment programme will become public knowledge. This is one other way of improving the living condition of the people of my constituency.
“I know that this year has been very challenging. But having survived the year till now, it means that there is hope for everybody. If we survived all the oddities in the past, we will survive and live triumphantly in future.
“I trust that God will keep all of you and cause you to enjoy the best of God. May this Christmas be to all my constituents, a period for the demonstration of the evidence of God’s faithfulness in all ramifications.”