A Catholic cleric, Rev. Fr. Martin Tobi says Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State is synonymous with ‘blessing’ even as he pray for the grace and mercy of God on the governor.
Fr Tobi made the remark on Saturday during a holy matrimony between former Ms Ijeoma Umahi and Benjamin Azuka at the St Paul’s Catholic Church, Uburu Community Ohaozara, Ebonyi State.
Speaking further, the Uburu St Paul’s Catholic Parish Priest recalled with hindsight cases of where Governor Umahi has intervened whenever his gestures are elicited across several churches, destitute homes, Hospitals, Institutions and more.
Fr Tobi’s remark received nod as other guests from Ikom, Cross River State said they are always glued to their television and social media interface where Governor David Umahi builds churches and ecumenical centre for worship.
Mr. Ogburang Okpa said he is surprised of the manner of man Governor Umahi is.
“Honestly, what Rev Fr Tobi said is truth, I am surprised, your governor is just a good man,
“Sometime I will be wondering if other governors see what he is doing in your state (Ebonyi)”
Meanwhile the cleric during his homily urged the newlyweds to complement each other in marriage, saying marriage institution is a sacred one that should not be defied.
While admitting no marriage is without challenges, he said only tolerance and mutual understanding heal ailing homes.
In response Governor David Umahi renewed his commitment to empower the widows and destitute in other to enhance their livelihoods.
He explained that he will always prioritise the welfare of those at the lowest ebb of life. While commending the newlywed for their determination to get married and called on them to live in peace and harmony.
He made an undisclosed donation to the church for the assistance of widows and the destitute in the church and as well complete the building of the church.
The event witnessed the large turnout of political top brass, Governor David Umahi, General Abel Obi Umahi Rtd, Chief Austin Umahi, Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru, EXCO members, House of Assembly members and other top Government functionaries.