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Gov Umahi reacts to death of Catholic priest Eselu


Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has commiserated with the Abakaliki Catholic Diocese in the state on the loss of its Priest, Rev Fr. Raymond Eselu.

Eselu had died in an auto crash on August 17 in front of the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Abakaliki, after attending the burial of his colleague, Rev. Fr. Christopher Agwu.

Reacting, Umahi, in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday in Abakaliki by Mr Chooks Okoh, his Special Assistant on Media and Strategy, described the cleric’s death as shocking.

He said, “I commiserate with the Abakaliki Diocese and the Catholic faithful across the world, especially the Ezza-Ofu congregation, over this irreplaceable loss.

“We know that the Almighty, whom he served, will reward him eternally in His bosom.

“We are consoled by his indelible ecclesiastical landmarks in service to God and humanity while he lived.”

Until his death, Eselu was the parish priest of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ezza Ofu in Ebonyi State.

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