Engr. Johnbosco Onunkwo (4th from left) poses with Secretary, C.M.O, Awka Diocese, Hon Joseph Igwebuike (1st from left), Chairman, C.M.O, Umuchu Deanery, Mr. Vitus Uzor (2nd from left) and some of those in his entourage. Fifth from right is Chief Ekwilo (Anya Igbo), President General, Igbo Speaking Community, Lagos.
An aspirant for the Anambra State gubernatorial election under the aegis of All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Engr Johnbosco Onunkwo (Onwa) has said that he would promote responsive and accountable governance in Anambra State if he becomes the next governor of the state.
Onunkwo, who said that he would also run a government that would tackle and bring an end to poverty, stated this shortly after he was honoured with a Distinguished Ambassadorial Award by the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria, Awka Diocese (CLCNAD) at St Joseph's Pro-Cathedral Parish, Ekwulobia on July 29, 2017.
The award which was earlier billed for and dated 17th April, 2016 was in recognition of Engr Johnbosco Onukwo's outstanding disposition and contributions to the growth of Catholic Laity Council. He was said to have travelled for official engagements and so was not present for the award.
Presenting the award to Onunkwo the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor encouraged him not to relent in his goodwill, live up to the responsibilities of his ambassadorial award.
Engr Onunkwo thanked the bishop and the Awka Diocesan Laity Council for finding him worthy of the honour and promised to justify the confidence reposed in him. He encouraged the laity to uphold the teachings of the Church and like Christians, be an embodiment of lives of tolerance, acceptability, peace with each other and brotherly love so as to make heaven which was the ultimate goal of every Christian.
The Umuchu, Anambra State-born philanthropist and oil magnate stressed the need for all to pray for Anambra State and Nigeria.