Dignitaries on Friday attended the burial of Dame Dorothy Ihedioha, mother of the former governor of Imo State Emeka Ihedioha, in Aboh Mbaise, Imo State.
Among them were Governor Alex Otti of Abia State, Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State, Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State, Senator Aminu Tambuwal, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; Prince Uche Secondus, and the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Speaking at the funeral service, Ihedioha stressed the importance of forgiveness among humans.
He said his late mother taught him and his siblings forgiveness, humility and service.
“My mother lived a worthy and eventful life, as has been testified by so many people. She taught us quite a lot, especially prayers, humility, service and forgiveness.
“I want to urge you to imbibe these virtues for a peaceful living on earth.
“I, my siblings and the entire Ihedioha family are humbled and indeed grateful for the support, prayers and solidarity, shown to our family since the passing of our matriarch,” the ex-governor said.
Primate of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria Rev. Henry Ndukuba admonished the people on the need for a life of service, adding that death is a necessary end.
He called on the public to prepare themselves for the day death will call, so they can find a place in the bossom of the Lord.