. . . .Speaks On APGA Primary
By Abuchi Onwumelu
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) aspirant in the just concluded primary election for Aguata Federal Constituency, Engr. Dom Okafor, KSM, last Sunday presented a 30KVA UK Perkins Sound Proof Generator to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Igboukwu.
Presenting the generating set, Engr. Sir Okafor who is the Managing Director and Chief of Executive Office of Jocaro Nigeria Limited, said what informed his decision to donate the multi-million naira generator to the house of God was as a result of continued power outage in the parish.
He noted that he was touched to see the priest and parishioners of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Igboukwu, always complaining about lack of adequate power supply, saying he took it upon himself to put a stop to the epileptic power supply in the parish.
Engr. Okafor maintained that he derived joy in donating to the Church and to the needy, saying that he owed his successes to God, adding that giving alms had taken a better part of him.
'There is nothing that will be too big for me to give to my God. I owe Him existence. His grace has been sufficient. Sometimes I go out of my way to support the spread of the Gospel through rendering all manner of financial and material assistance to people and groups.
'I asked myself why couldn't I donate to the house of God? I know we all strive to make our homes better and conducive. I said I must do something for God who gave me life and fortune. I cannot pretend about it. God has been so wonderful. It is not going to end here; I am going to do more. I have always known that givers never lack,' he said
Speaking on the just concluded primary election, Engr. Okafor acknowledged that a lot of things went wrong during the exercise, noting that the process was marred by irregularities, even as he said he was not going to leave the party.
Blessing the generator, the Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, expressed gratitude to God for the gift of Engr. Dom Okafor, noting that the Diocese needed people like Dom to enable them to carry out their pastoral functions effectively and efficiently.
Bishop Ezeokafor while blessing the generator prayed God to bless and Engr. Dom, noting that he was impressed that an individual could take up such responsibility.
'It is not easy; we thank God for him. He has shown that he is indeed a practicing Catholic and a committed Christian. We will continue to pray for him,' the Bishop concluded.
For his part, the Parish Priest of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Igboukwu, Rev. Fr. Kizito Chukwunonso Umennadi, thanked the donor for the gift, noting that the generating set would put an end to their lingering power issue.