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My Wife Is Not A Model –Oshiomhole

Posted: May 18, 2015 at 9:03 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has stated that contrary media reports, his wife, Lara, was not a model.

Speaking during a special thanksgiving mass at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Auchi, on Sunday May 17, 2015, Oshiomhole, however, described Lara, as “a model in my heart.”

Oshiomhole, also added that Lara was, really, not a replacement for his late wife, Clara, who died five years ago.

The mass, which witnessed a large turnout of worshippers, was attended by Oshiomhole’s children, Steve, Jane and Adams (Jnr.), as well as his wife’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Fortes.

He said: “When I read newspaper stories and they say that Comrade has married a ‘top model’ I’m like, ‘Maybe it’s another person.’

“The lady that God has directed to my path and heart to marry is not and was not a model.

“Of course, she looks beautiful and I understand that is why people assume that this kind of a lady must be a model; but of course, she is a model in my heart and we hope and pray that we will be models in the heart of our God and I think that is the most important thing,” Oshiomhole stated.

The governor called for prayers from Nigerians to support him and his new wife, adding, “I ask you to please continue to pray for us; it is not easy. I lost my first wife and it is not possible to replace her. Yes, I have married another, but it is not a replacement.

“You cannot replace a wife, especially the one you married when you were young and you were anonymous.

“Nobody knew you from anywhere; you had nothing; no car, no house. Now, that you can never replace, but, I understand that under the Catholic doctrine I am entitled to have another wife, which is what I am trying to do.”

In his homily, titled Communicate the truth in Christ,” the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Valentine Anavbeokhai, urged Christians “to avoid misrepresenting the truth in their daily communication as they all had an obligation to speak the truth, live the truth and, if the need arose, die for the truth.”

He also blessed Oshiomhole and his new wife, Lara, and wished them well.

It would be noted that the Sunday service was also used to mark the World Communication Day, which was observed in the Catholic Church parishes all over the nation.