Father of the President-General of O-E’la Obor Eleme, Elder Rufus Amasi Abbey Oborle Efere Lale-Ogbo is dead.
Late Elder Rufus Amasi Abbey Lale-Ogbo, an octogenarian died at a rightful age of 104years at his ancestral home, Alode after a brief illness.
In a statement issued on social media by his son, the President-General of O-E’la Obor Eleme (The General Assembly of Eleme People Worldwide), Chief (Elder) Israel Ejiraobari Gomba-Abbey, it reads: “The Sun finally set at exactly 17.32 hours on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. To some people it was long overdue, but to a lot more it ought to have extended a bit further beyond now. To me, an unfortunate event has occurred, I give God the glory. A man who stood and I saw and accepted as a perfect example of an ideal Christian and temporal man in faith, in marriage, in family, in society, in business, in circular life, in secret and in the open, in peace and war days and in all settings of life.
“A man both foes and friends, allies and enemies agreed was an embodiment of integrity, wisdom, peace, longevity, love for God and humanity and discipline has exited our world full of pointless agro and much ado about nothing. I have the singular privilege and opportunity to announce the peaceful entry into rest from all labours, of this Colossus, a great man of our time, CHIEF, ELDER RUFUS ABEE OBORLE EFERE LALE OGBO (My father) at 17.32 hrs on Tuesday, 2nd April night”.
The statement added that burial arrangement will be made available later. Inside Eleme gathered that the late octogenarian during his life time maintained 72years of unbroken faith in God in the Seventh Day Adventist Church and clocked 70th Marriage Anniversary this year 2019.
Left to mourn him are his wife, Deaconess Mercy Abbey, his first son, Elder John Abbey, Former Acting Managing Director, Oil & Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA), Onne, his second son, President-General of O-E’la Obor Eleme, Chief (Elder) Israel Abbey and six other children and grand children too numerous to mention.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Board of Directors, Inside Eleme Newspapers, Chief (Barr.) Lebari Ikarine has condoled with the President-General of O-E’la Obor Eleme, Chief (Elder) Israel Abbey and the Abbey family.
During his visit to the family home of the deceased at Alode, he said Late Rufus Amasi Abbey was a father to all, a man who lived a life of shining example and a unique role model for the up-coming generation. He prayed God to grant the soul of the departed a rest in peace.