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Peter Obi in Mbaise for new Catholic Bishop of Ahiara Diocese; Visits Saraki over mom’s death

Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 general election was part of jubilant worshippers that graced the installation ceremony  of the new Bishop of the Ahiara Diocese of the Catholic Church, Bishop Simeon Okezuo Nwobi.

Before then, the former Governor of Anambra State had paid a condolence visit in Lagos to former Senate President and former Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who lost his mother, Mrs. Florence Morenike Saraki.

On the ceremony in Mbaise, Mr. Obi said in a tweet: “this day marks a significant milestone in the history of the Catholic Diocese of Ahiara. Bishop Simeon has a long history of dedicated service to God and the church. Having served the church in different capacities, his appointment as the Bishop of Ahiara attests to his leadership ability to steer the affairs of the Diocese and spread peace and brotherly love which will aid the propagation of the gospel of Christ and the development of our nation.

“I pray God to grant him more exceeding grace, strength and wisdom in his new office, as he continues to contribute to a better Ahiara in particular, and Nigeria in general. May God bless Ahiara Diocese and our dear nation, Nigeria.”

On the demise of Mrs. Saraki, Obi said: “On behalf of my family, I sincerely commiserate with him (Dr. Bukola) and the entire Saraki family, over their sad irreplaceable loss. May God Almighty who called her home, forgive her sins, grant her eternal rest, and grant the Saraki family, the fortitude to bear the loss.”


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