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The St. Jude’s Catholic Church,Effurun, Delta State has disclosed that the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress and Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege,is a dedicated and practizing member of the ecumenical church.

This was in a reaction to the rumours going viral both on social media and other platforms that Omo-Agege is a traditionalist of the Igbe sect.

According to the Sun, the Catholic church, who stood up to his defense, however, said the APC candidate is not only a dedicated member but a baptised and practising Catholic.

In a statement issued on Saturday, by the Parish Priest, Very Rev Fr. Mark Ikeke, revealed that Omo-Agege is a member of the parish.

It was gathered that St. Jude is one of the popular parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Warri in Delta State.

Fr. Ikeke then called on the Deltans and Nigerians to discard such malign supposition while calling on the politicisns to respect sacred lines.

“Our attention has been drawn to a claim or rumour that one of our parishioners and Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, is not a Christian.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is a baptized, practicing and dedicated member of the Roman Catholic Church. He is a member of and a communicant in St. Jude Catholic Church, GRA, Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area.

“We recognize that this is an election season. We must, however, encourage our political leaders and their supporters to strive to uphold decorum, respect sacred lines and show love to all in their campaigns.

“We hope and pray that our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ should thoroughly guide our actions and inactions.

“The sole purpose of this information is to encourage decorum and also to uphold the truth regarding the senator’s religious identity,” Ireke said.