Ex Senate President Adolph Wabara’s Wife, Felicia Laid To Rest *Ikpeazu,Uzodinma,Abaribe Others Mourn

 

 

The remains of late Mrs Felicia Edeomola Wabara,(Nee Ikhile) Wife of former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, has been laid to rest in her husband’s compound Ohambele Ndoki, Ukwa East LGA of Abia State.

Some of the dignitaries who attended the funeral ceremony include, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and his Imo State counterpart, Governor,Hope Uzodinma, Member representing Abia South Senatorial Zone,Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe,Members of the Diplomatic Corps and major stakeholders.

 


Others include,the Deputy Governor of Abia state,Rt Hon Udo OkoChukwu and Wife,Lady Vivien,Members of Abia and Imo State Executive Councils, Members of the National Assembly, Representatives of various states of Assembly, members of the National Assembly, Gubernatorial Candidate of the PDP, Prof Uche Ikonne and his running mate, Okey Igwe, members of the PDP Board of trustees, state chairmen of Abia and Rivers State PDP, leaders of thought, Traditional rulers, amongst others.

 


Speaking at the funeral service held at Ikwueke Community Secondary school, Ohambele,Ukwa East, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu described death as a certainty for all mortals noting that the greatest lesson from death is that God is the ultimate end and beginning of mankind.

 


He said the deceased has run a good race, fought a good fight and is assured of a crown of glory which only God can give and urged the bereaved family to take solace in God.

 

Late Elder Mrs Felicia Wabara

He said: “On behalf of the government and people of Abia state, we stand with the Wabara family and indeed the Ndoki people of our dear state in this moment of grief.

“Death for all mortals is a certainty but our problem is usually to determine who and when.

 

“At a time like this, when one is usually drawn into sober reflection on the certainty of death as the ultimate end of all mortals, one is consoled and is challenged by the words of Paul in the books of 2nd Timothy where Paul himself declared that he has ran a good race, fought a good fight and all that is left is a crown of glory which only God, the righteous God can give.

 

“The impetus of this challenge is drawn also from the book of Numbers 23, when the bible declared that God is not man that He should lie. So when God has promised a crown of Glory for the righteous, it is certain that it will come.

 

“Death has no meaning apart from the fact that it symbolizes the power and ultimate authority of God over all that was created by him”.

Governor Ikpeazu therefore urged the Wabara family to take solace in the fact that the death of Elder Mrs Felicia Wabara has been ordained by God and draw lessons from it especially in moments of sober reflections.

 

“If God did not permit it, it wouldn’t have happened and if God has permitted it, then God will bring fortitude to bear and a replacement at the fullness of time so that this family will remain united and strong”, Ikpeazu said.

 

He prayed that the death of Elder Mrs Felicia Wabara will unite the Wabara family, Ohambele people,Ndoki clan and bring peace to Abia State in general.

In his remarks, the Governor of Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, represented by his deputy, Prof Placid Njoku consoled the Wabara family, and prayed for the peaceful repose of the deceased.

In a funeral oration, Husband of the deceased and former Senate President Adolphus Wabara described his late wife as a confidant, main anchor bar, prayer warrior and true Christian who had an abiding passion and love for Christ saying, he has lost a rare and irreplaceable gem.


Wabara, who also serves as the National Secretary/ Board of Trustees of the PDP, said he is consoled that his wife died in faith and is resting in the bosom of the Almighty God and appreciated Governor Ikpeazu for his support towards ensuring the success of the burial ceremony.


In his sermon entitled, “Lord Remember Me”, the Primate of the Anglican Communion, Arch Bishop Henry Ndubuka, described the late Elder Mrs Felicia Wabara as a woman of peace who lived a fulfilled life spent in the service of God and humanity and urged the Wabara family not to mourn like those without hope of eternal life.

He noted that death is not the end of a believer but rather the beginning of a new thing and admonished sen Wabara to be strong in the Lord and He alone knows the end from the beginning.

Archbishop Ndubuka who used the occasion to call on citizens to participate in the political process by obtaining their PVCs as well as participate in the 2023 general elections, also called on politicians to exhibit politics of collaboration, decency and peace.

 

Aged 69, Late Elder Mrs Felicia Edeomola Wabara is survived by husband, Sen Adolph Wabara, two sons, Mr Samuel Tamunotonye Wabara and Mr Jonathan Tamunopreye Wabara,a daughter in-law and two grandchildren amidst a host of other relations.

 

 

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