Col Austin Akobundu rtd, the former Minister of State Defence and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Abia Central in 2023 general elections and members of his Campaign Council on Saturday, July 9, 2023, showed the stuff they are known for at Ohambele, Ukwa East LGA of Abia State as they offered condolences to the former Senate President, Sen Adoph Wabara and members of his family during the burial of his wife, Felicia at the Wabara Villa, Ohambele.
Col Akobundu rtd, known for his largeness of heart and consolatory characteristics, went to the funeral ceremony with his team to condole with the Wabaras and thereafter asked them to place their confidence in the Lord who, he noted, gives and takes, adding that no one should question the Almighty God who gave them Felicia and thereafter took her.
Indeed, the visit of the PDP’s Abia Central candidate in 2023 elections provided some psychological relief and succour to the grieving former Senate President who confessed that his late wife was a pillar to not only the Wabaras, but the entire nation.
Col Akobundu, the immediate past National Organising Secretary of PDP, former National Vice Chairman of PDP, Dike Ako N’Mba of Ikwuano, Ochiagha Ukwu of Ngodo, Umunwanwa and PDP hopeful for Abia Central in 2023 elections used the opportunity to pray to God to console Adolph Wabara as well as his two children: Samuel Tamunotonye Wabara and Jonathan TamunoPreye Wabara and other members of his family.
Earlier, at funeral service, the Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion and Archbishop Metropolitan of Nigeria, Most Rev Henry Chukwudum Ndukuba, had warned that unless Nigerian leaders eschew the glaring incidents of nepotism and sectionalism the country may disintegrate.
Preaching at the funeral service of late Mrs Felicia Wabara wife of the former Senate President, Adolph Wabara at Ohambele in Ukwa East LGA of Abia State on Saturday, the Head of the Anglican Church in Nigeria declared that “Nigeria is at the cross road of disintegration right now because of the attitude of its leaders”.
According to him, unless a new birth occurs in 2023 where a new Nigeria will emerge, the nation may disintegrate, adding “We should pray for a new birth; it’s either we have a new name or we’ll be eliminated”.
He therefore described late Mrs Wabara as a woman of peace who served both God and humanity with dedication, even as he asked politicians serve the country with truthfulness, love and patriotism.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State who also spoke at the service conducted by the St Paul’s Anglican Church Ohambele, described the deceased as a humble servant of God who displayed exceptional qualities as the wife of the number three citizen in the country at a time.
The governor of the Imo State, Hope Uzodinma who also spoke said the late Felicia Wabara and her husband were bridge builders who contributed immensely to the Nigerian project and asked the former Senate President to take solace in the Lord.
In his condolence message, Senator Wabara described his late wife as a strong pillar in the family, a devout Christian who contributed to his success as Senate President when he served the nation’s number three citizen.
Late Felicia Edeomola Wabara 69, a former diplomat was survived by her husband, Adolphus, two sons and two grandchildren including other numerous relations.
The funeral service were attended by a former Minister of State Defence and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Abia Central in 2023 elections, Col Austin Akobundu rtd and members of his Campaign Council who paid special condolence to the former Senate President in his house after the interment of his wife at Wabara Villa, Ohambele.
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