Abia ex-PDP chair, Onuigbo buried amid wailing
The immediate-past Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia State, Sir Johnson Onuigbo, was Wednesday buried amid wailing in his Umuobasi Ugba Ibeku country home in Umuahia North Local Government Area.
Onuigbo, 66 died on July 27, 2020 after a brief illness.
His burial pulled a mammoth crowd of mourners from all walks of life across political divides.
Ugba Central School field, venue of the funeral service was filled to capacity as sympathises from all walks of life came to register their condolences.
Gov.Okezie Ikpeazu described the death of the late PDP boss as a big blow to the state.
The governor who expressed shock at the sudden exit of Onuigbo, prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the havy loss.
He condoled them and urged them to take solace in the fact that the late father, a devout Christian is resting in the bosom of the Lord.
The Governor assured continued support of the state government to the family of the late Onuigbo.
Earlier in a funeral service, the Anglican Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, the Rt. Rev Geoffrey Ibeabuchi, described death as inevitable and admonished the living to be ready for the Judgment Day.
According to him, what is more important to God is the soul of man.
The cleric reminded the congregation that, “Now is the time to amend our relationship with God, and the question is how will I face my saviour – is it as a sinner or friend?”
He pointed out that the demise of Sir Onuigbo was not only a loss to Onuigbo’s family but to the Church, state and among all who loved and admired him.
Speaking also, Ven. Godswill Emeruwa, Archdeacon, Afara-Ibeku West described Jesus Christ as an antidote to death and hope for resurrection and reminded all the need to live a transparent life devoid of wickedness to enable them inherit eternal rest in God’s Kingdom.
He pointed out that he was not unmindful of the traumatic experience the choristers, widows, youths, and the entire CKC Ugba was passing through over the demise of their beloved father and brother.
He urged them to take heart as God alone Has the control over death.
In his condolence message, Senator Theodore Orji representing Abia Central zone regretted the exit of Onuigbo which he said had taken a toll on him and the family.
He prayed God to grant members of the immediate family the grace to overcome the shock triggered by the exit of the late Onuigbo.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.