By John Ighodaro
CALABARâ€”Gover nor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State has said that he was once diagnosed with cancer but survived through prayers to God.
He spoke while giving a testimony at a thanksgiving service marking the first anniversary celebration of his re-election as governor of Cross River State at Church of Hephzibah, Peregrine Hall, Government House, Calabar.
Governor Imoke in his testimony, narrated how he had informed his wife, Obioma, that he had cancer but through prayers to God, it was later found that the cancer had disappeared.
The officiating minister at the Church Service, Pastor Kenneth Adegbesan of Living Faith Church, Calabar, whose message was entitled, â€œSustaining Power of Thanksgivingâ€, said it was a good thing to give thanks to God as a mark of appreciation for His goodness in oneâ€™s life, adding that it was also a testimony expressed by the utterance of the mouth.
According to him, â€œthanksgiving is an attitude for what is received from God as no one can receive anything unless sent from above, because it is a force in the realm of the supernatural.â€ â€
Wife of the governor, Mrs. Obioma Liyel Imoke, in her testimony, went down memory lane to narrate how God saw them through the annulment of the April 2007 governorship election and the governorâ€™s subsequent re-election on August 23, 2008, declaring that she was encouraged and strengthened by the love shown by the people of the state.