Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Honourable Monday Igbuya has said that his victory was a clear testimony to the fact that power belonged to God.
Igbuya, who spoke at a special thanksgiving service on Sunday in Sapele, said without God the efforts of those struggling to get to political offices would be in vain.
He said God stood for him from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primaries in Sapele to his victory at the Court of Appeal, Benin.
Drawing inspiration from the book of Psalms, Igbuya said, “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side when people rose up against us, they would have swallowed us up alive.”
According to him, “PDP won the House of Assembly in Sapele state constituency of Delta State. It was the toughest and freest election in the history of the area. The Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of the National/ Legislative Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, Delta State, in Petition No. EPT/DT/HA/26/2015 delivered on 7th October 2015.
“Some of my political enemies are here. They are members of this church. They wanted me out of the political system. If you are truly destined for greatness, people plotting to stop you are wasting their time. It is time to come together and channel all our resources towards the development of the state,” he said.
Igbuya, who also advised politicians in the state to shun hatred, recalled his vow immediately he became speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly.
“I will do something significant for Bethel Baptist Church should I come out victorious at the tribunal and the Court of Appeal. I was baptised in this church. I dedicated all my children in this church. There is a brand new passenger bus outside for the church,” he announced.
The Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of the tribunal delivered on of October 7 this year, which upheld Igbuya’s election to represent Sapele in the Delta State House of Assembly.

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