Ortom congratulates Diri, condoles Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala over death of Bishop

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Saturday congratulated Chief Douye Diri on his victory at the Supreme Court and swearing-in as Governor of Bayelsa State.

The governor in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase said that the emergence of Chief Diri as Bayelsa Governor has confirmed the Bible book of John 3:27 which says “A man can receive nothing, except it is given to him from Heaven”.

Ortom expressed confidence in the ability of Chief Diri to provide development to Bayelsa people in all aspects of the economy.

He commended the judiciary for once more demonstrating courage in upholding truth and justice.

“Governor Ortom wishes the new Bayelsa Governor a successful tenure, and commends Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for its resilience while the case lasted in court,” parts of the statement read.

Meanwhile, in another statement, governor Ortom expressed sadness by the death of Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala, the Most Reverend Peter Adoboh.

Ortom described the demise of Bishop Adoboh as painful, not only to the Catholic Church but to Benue State at large.

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He said that the late Bishop was a true servant of God who stood for peace and worked tirelessly to win souls for Jesus Christ.

The Governor recalled the pivotal role Bishop Adoboh played towards the success of the State Government’s amnesty programme which led to the recovery of thousands of weapons and hundreds of youths embracing the initiative,

He said among several other efforts the Bishop made was to ensure the restoration of peace and security to Sankera area of the state in particular.

“Governor Ortom sympathizes with the Adoboh family, Katsina-Ala Catholic Diocese and the entire Christian community in Benue State.

“He prays for the repose of the soul of the Bishop.

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