GOVERNOR Willie Obiano on Thursday, commiserated with Ibenta family of Umuokpala Village, Akpu, in Orumba South Local Government Area, over the loss of their wife, mother, and sister-in-law, the late Lady Grace Chinyere Ibenta.
The late Chinyere Ibenta, who died at the age of 62, was until her demise, a dedicated member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the state’s woman leader of the party.
Governor Obiano, represented by his deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke, at the event, stated that the late Chinyere Ibenta was one of a kind, who put her efforts into all she did, and urged all present to repent, live a good life, and treat people with integrity.
The funeral Mass, which was held at the deceased’s husband’s compound, was presided over by the Catholic Bishop of Okigwe Diocese, Most Reverend Solomon Amatu.
In his homily, Bishop Amatu charged all Christian’s to always be in the state of grace and strive to live a life of holiness.
“Everything has time; nobody knows the time. Be prepared at all times. A good name is better than costly oil. In everything you do, ensure you leave a good name and reputation”, Bishop Amatu stated.
Dignitaries present at the event include Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Fmr. Senator, Representing Anambra Central Senator, Victor Umeh, among others.
The event also attracted members of APGA family in their numbers, including the State Party Chairman, Sir Norbert Obi, lay faithful and clergymen, including Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Jonas-Benson Okoye and that of Ekwulobia Diocese, Most Reverend Peter Okpaleke.