Francis E Waive, in the early hours of today paid a quiet visit to the Agbarho residence of the late Archbishop Isaac Eguonor Etidia, who was recently translated to glory.
Francis E Waive who was received by the wife of the late Archbishop, Rev. Bar. (Mrs) Francisca Etidia, lamented that the Rumour of death is sadly never a lie.
According to him, his first reaction to the sad news of the demise of the man of God, was a sharp rebuke to Rev Linus who broke the news to him. Hon Francis E Waive said, it took a second caller to convinced him of the painful exit of the late soldier of God.
While lamenting that the Archbishop left too soon, Hon Francis E Waive said the Archbishop was a huge encouragement to his success in the just concluded elections. He described him as one of the very few men of God, who believed from day one to the end his dream of going to the House of Reps.
Hon Rev Waive further recalled that Archbishop Isaac never waved in his support for him, according to him, the late Archbishop once called him in the thick of the campaign and asked him, “Ejiro, should I send you money?”
He regretted that the servant of God who slept in the Lord on the same day the court of appeal affirmed his victory, didn’t stay long enough to see the manifestation of the dream he supported and prayed for.
Even more painful to him, was that he never had the chance of saying thank you to him, as he had planned to do that after all election court cases have ended, unfortunately, Monday, 4th of November 2019, was divinely programmed for both his final court victory and the glorious exit of Papa Etidia.
Hon. Rev. Francis E Waive encouraged and prayed for the late Archbishop’s wife, children and church.
In his entourage were his Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, Hon Okhuemoi Etsenebemeh Pastor Linus, his Senior Special Assistant on Youths Mobilization, Hon Ambrose Germany, Deacon Hitler Edafe. Also present was Rev Harriton Ohworode Ekou Akpodiete.
May the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace, Amen.