From America and other parts of the world, visitors and sympathisers will throng the Ikot Obio Okpoho, in the Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Saturday, September 30, for the burial of Archbishop Moswill Umoh, the celebrated televangelist, who passed on some months ago.
The burial committee headed by a member of the House of Representatives from the Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency, Unyime Idem has been working hard to finalise preparations for the event expected to attract the high and the mighty to Ukanafun.
When he was alive, Umoh was a major supporter of the government of Akwa Ibom State, as a father of faith-as those in his class are called in the state. He was seen a major voice for the sustenance of peace and promotion of the ideals of democracy.
He was not just an educationist and Christian leader, Umoh was also a political figure in the state. a few times, he had aspired to lead the Ukanafun Local Government Area, in his bid to show how leaders should behave in office. He, however, did not succeed.
Umoh who passed on at the age of 70, left behind a wife and children. He never hid his love for his wife-Apple-a woman she celebrated publicly at all times, till the day he died.
While Idem is coordinating the entire burial, Mr Aniekpeno Mkpanang, a Guinness World Record holder for putting together the single largest mass choir and renowned events planner, is in charge of the venue. Mkpanang is also from Ukanafun.
The duo were at the venue on Friday to be sure that all the boxes were ticked. Idem told journalists that “the visit was to ascertain the level of work done to ensure proper arrangement of the venue for a successful and hitch-free event on Saturday.”