Home Call of A Legend: Late Elder Obo Peter Abia

Late Elder Obo Peter Abia The Apostolic Church lost a gem when Late Elder Obo Peter Abia left the world for the great beyond, December

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The Apostolic Church lost a gem when Late Elder Obo Peter Abia left the world for the great beyond, December 19, 2018 at the General Hospital Calabar. His funeral rite was conducted May 10, 2019 at The Apostolic Church, Cobham Town District, Cobham Town Area, Calabar Field, 49 Beecrot Street, Calabar while his remains were interred in his home town, Ikot Essien Ibesikpo in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. 

Late Elder Obo was an amiable, sociable, vibrant man who, impacted positively on everybody who came his way. He was a spirit filled devoted Christian,  who joined the service of God and worshiped in The Apostolic Church, Nigeria Cobham Town, Calabar District, Cross Rivers State.

Ete Obo as he was fondly called, was born into a Christian home, the family of late Chief Peter Udo Abia of Ikot Essien Ibesikpo and Late Madam Affiong Etim John of Oku Uyo in Uyo Local Government Area all in Akwa Ibom State. Following the foot prints of his parents in his early days, he worshipped God in Zion Church where he and his parents were among the founders, before joining the Methodist Church Nigeria.

The deceased later changed faith and was baptized into The Apostolic Church fold, Ikot Essien, Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. That same year, he was inducted fully into the fold after the Right Hand of Fellowship.The doctrine he strongly upheld with his entire family till death. In his home town, Elder Obo Peter served God and the Church in many capacities. He was appointed an assistant choirmaster and a Sunday school teacher for a number of years before he transferred to services to settle in Calabar for search of greener pastures.

Late Elder Obo Peter was appointed a Deacon, a position he held till February 25, 1984 and also an Elder, hence his ordination the same year.  “Abia Edim-Abia Ikanna” as was fondly called by Apostle (Dr.) W. Ekpenyong (rtd), was elevated to the position of Presiding Elder in 1987.

He was a general adviser, great mentor, epitome of peace; indeed a true Christian. In recognition of his contributions to church and society, family and church members, friends and others from far and near came to bid Elder Obo Peter farewell as he was finally lowered to mother earth in his home town.

He is survived by his wife Deaconess (Mrs) Arit Obo Peter , eight children- Mr. Ndiefreke Obo Peter, Ene-anwan Obo Peter, Elder Samuel Obo Peter, John Obo Peter,   Ene Obo Peter, Glory Obo Peter, Joshua Obo Peter, Bassey Obo Peter, grand children, brothers, sisters and other relatives.