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Thursday, July 20, 2017

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Obiano Bids Final Farewell to His Mum, Bridges all Divides in the State

The body of late Mrs Christiana Obiano ( the mother of Governor Willie Obiano) has finally been laid to rest in Aguleri her home town.

The Requiem Mass held today at St Joseph Catholic Church podium in Aguleri had people from all works of life, which includes distinguished Senators such as  Sen Ben Murray Bruce, Sen. Uche Ekwunife, Sen. Andy Ubah, Sen. Annih Okonkwo, Sen. Alphonsus Ubanese, Sen Emma Anozike.

Other dignitaries present includes Hon Minister for Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonaya Onu; Hon Minister of Interior, Alhaji Dambasua; Chief of Defense Staff, General Olajiseki, represented by Major gen. L.K.J Ogunleye; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Burutai, represented by Major general A.B Abubakar; Comptroller General of Prison, Jafaru Ahmed.

Members of the board of trustees and National Working Committee of APGA were all present. The National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Oye and Former National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh were in attendance.

Some past governors were not left out with the immediate past governor, Mr Peter Obi, Dame Vergy Etiaba and Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, were visibly present to pay their last respect to the departed matriarch.

Others include;
1. Gov Rochas Okorocha represented by His Excellency Prince Mmadueke
2. The wife of Nnamdi Azikiwe, Prof Uche Azikiwe
3. Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Rita Maduagwu
4. Chief judge of Anambra State, Justice Umuadi
5. Wife of the of the Governor of Abia state, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu
6. Wife of the governor of enugu state, Her Excellency, Mrs Monica Egwuanyi
7. Wife of H.E the governor of Imo State, Her Excellency, Dr Nneoma Okorocha
8. The wife of oyo state governor, her Excellency Deaconess Florence Ajimobi
9. The president general of Ohaneze ndigbo, Chief Barr Nnia Nwodo
10. The Deputy president of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Charles Odulukwe
11. The wife of Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, Bianca Ojukwu
12. The former governor of central bank of Nigeria, Prof Chukwuma Soludo
13. His Royal Majesty, Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe.
14. Former Minister of Health, Dr Tim Menakaya
15. Senator Ben Ndi-Obi, National Secretary, PDP working Committee
16. Chief Chekwes Okorie
17. Mr Godwin Ezeemo
18. Former SSG Hon. Oseluka Obaze
19. Dr Ernest Obi Ogbolu, Major PDP stalwart
20. The national president of Society of engineers, Engr Ottis Anyaechi
21. Bishop Emma Okonkwo
22. Representative of EFCC Chairman, Mr Johnson Babalola
23. Former DG PPP, Engr Emeka Eze
24. President Ohaneze, Anambra State Chapter, Ichie Napoleon Okeke Okene
25. The national Chairman of Association of Anambra Town Union, Dr Onukwue
26. Iyom Josephine Anineh
27.Chief Nart Okechukwu,
28. Dr Ernest Azudialu Obiechezi, President, Next Oil Group of Companies
29. Chief Patrick Chizolue, chairman Patnazonic group
30. Corp Marshall, road Safety, Babayomi Oyeyemi, represented by Kaheinde Adeleye, assistant Corp Marshall
31. Distinquished Senator Joy Emeodi
32. Anambra state public officers Elders forum, Abuja, led by air vice marshall calice umeh
APGA Chieftains
33. Inspector General of Police represented by DIG Valentine ntomchukwu
AIG zone 9, AIG Karma
34. Chairman Police service commission, Mike Okiro
35. Commsioners of Police, Enugu, Imo and Anambra
36. His Grace Arch Bishop Valerian Okeke,
37. His Grace, Most Rev Nicholas Oko.
38. Hon. Dozie Nwankwo.

Many distinguished groups present include; CKC old boys, Yoruba and Hausa Communities; UAYA, Willie Obiano Support Group, Captains of Industries, Catholic men/women associations and the online fans of the governor, Team Obiano!

There couldn't have been a better way to celebrate a virtuous woman who passed on at the age of 90... With assorted foods, drinks and gifts donated by friends and well wishers shared to the people!

Watch all you missed and follow new updates by typing #NneWillie on the Social Media.

Today's just the first day, reception of guests continues...

The good news is that the "high and low" , political allies and the opposition shelved their differences and joined in bidding Farewell to Mother Excellency.

See more pics after the cut...

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