Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has commiserated with the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, over the death of his wife, Ifeoma Orji Kalu (nee Menakaya).
Senator Kalu in a post on his Twitter handle Monday, announced the death of his Late wife in the United States of America.
She was 61 according to the former Governor.
The former Leader ECOWAS Parliament, in a condolence message, expressed shock and deep sorrow over the demise of the former Abia First Lady.
He described the Late Ifeoma as a true mother with exceptional passion for humanity.
Ohuabunwa said that the Late Ifeoma made so much impact on lives both as First Lady and after leaving office, noting that she will be greatly missed for her many good legacies.
The former Leader, House of Representatives, recalled that while he was in the green chamber, the Late Ifeoma as Abia First Lady, flagged off his pet project, the Mao Ohuabunwa Foundation for Widows and Less Privileged.
Senator Ohuabunwa condoled with Senator Kalu, his children, other family members and the Menakaya family over the loss.
He prayed God to grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the pains of her exit, and grant the soul of the deceased eternal repose in heaven.
Similarly, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Professor Gregory Ibe, has commiserated with the former Governor over the death of his wife.
Professor Ibe in a condolence message, urged the Senate Chief Whip “to bear the unfortunate lose of his wife with stoic equanimity,” stressing that “death is a debt all humans must pay.”
Recalling the stewardship of the Late First Lady during the tenure of Kalu as Governor, Prof. Ibe encouraged the bereaved family to be consoled by the lasting legacies of Dr Mrs Kalu, assuring them of his continued support and partnership in the coming days.