Uneasy calm has enveloped the political climate of Lagos State, following the inauguration of DPG grassroots political coordinators of the Church ahead of 2023 polls on Saturday 25th June, 2022.
It was an electric and momentous event with church fathers and leaders, declaring their unflinching support for the civic and political reawakening of the church, championed by the Directorate of Politics and Governance of PFN.
The political stakeholders’ conference was stirred up with the ‘angelic but penetrating words of Dr. Femi Paul which even ignited spirit of those who weren’t present but joined online, with his promise and commitment to the cause of the prophetic political destiny of the church.
Before, administering the oath of office to all the LG/LCDA and Ward Coordinators in Lagos, the National Director General of DPG, Pastor Femi Emmanuel, used his experience as a former state legislator and state deputy speaker to dissect the political architecture of Nigeria and unveiled the strategy on how the church can own political structures and sustain them from the wards to the national level.
He maintained that the God has answered the prayers of the church by giving them men and women of goodwill, ready to obey their instructions to do the right thing.
In his remark, DPG National Director, Pastor Femi Emmanuel declared DPG Lagos as pacesetter and role model for all other States to emulate. The National Director told the mammoth audience at the conference that Lagos State PFN-DPG was strictly set up according to the stipulated blueprint and operational guidelines.
He emphasized the need for Church fathers and leaders to ‘unlock the gates of their churches’ for their members to embrace politics and ‘shine their lights for the world to behold and glorify God’.
The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by the southwest director of DPG Bishop Gbenga Odusoga.
Earlier, after the welcome address by the PFNLagos Secretary, Apostle Mehmood Akindejoye, the keynote speech by the PFN State chairman, Dr. Enyinnaya Okwuonu, paved way for different speakers who sounded calls for immediate action in diverse tunes.
The founder of Trinity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, who struggled to hide his emotions on the renewed onslaught against christians in Nigeria, turned the PISTIS Hub venue of the conference in Maryland- Ikeja, into a political symphony that inflamed the frenzy of breathing fire in the bones of highly elated participants.
In same vein, Hon. Femi George “tear ground” with his age-long experience and insider account of his recent political voyage.
He stressed the need for the Church to find ways of raising ‘offering’ for DPG and political Affairs in the country.
Same view was shared by Dr. Bolaji Akinyemi, who attributed DPG to mean ‘Divine Plan of God’ for immediate execution.
In his words, the prime organiser of the summit and Director of DPG-LAGOS, Bishop Dr. Theophilus Taiwo Ajose said ” I sincerely appreciate the commitment, dedication, loyalty, faithfulness, doggedness and sacrifices of our state Deputy Director, Pastor Barnabas Otoibhi, our DPG State Working Committee members, our able senatorial District Coordinators, LG/LCDA/Ward Coordinators and their respective working committees.
All the political party executives present, representatives and invited guests are hereby appreciated.
Other dignitaries at the event were DPG Governing Council Members; Rev. Solomon Adegbolagun, Rev. Dr. Jane Onaolapo, Rev. Dr. Samuel Ogedengbe, Dr. Julius Babatunde, Bishop Ogedemgbe, Bishop Mrs Bola Oyegbami.
The DPG Director of Ondo state Rev. Tunde Ogunsuyi came with a solidarity message irrespective of the recent massacre of christians in their state.
The PFN National Vice President (South West) who was represented by Southwest Zonal secretary, Pastor Toyin Kehinde, enjoined christians not to relent in prayers for ‘DPG to succeed in the onerous task God has bestowed upon us at times like these’.
On the final note, the Spiritual Father of the day, His Eminence Prof. Alexander Bamgbola prayed that the ‘Lord shall open our eyes to see and embrace the political purpose of God for our dear Nation, Nigeria’.