Ojukwu’s Burial: Aba Stand-Still For Gov. Okorocha
By The commercial city of Aba, on Tuesday was stand-still for Gov.Okorocha as soon as the governor and on 29/02/2012
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The commercial city of Aba, on Tuesday was stand-still for Gov.Okorocha as soon as the governor and his entourage stormed Enyimbastadium to pay a tribute to the departed Igbo Leader, Dim ChukwuemekaOdumegwu Ojukwu at the Abia segment of the multiple burial ritesmarking the final journey of the late hero.
Though the Gov. Okorocha did not speak at the event organized by thegovernment of Abia State, the crowd however showered ovation andpraises when the governor entered and departed the venue.
They also accompanied his convoy out of the venue chanting solidaritysongs as a mark of honour as an outstanding and selfless Igbo Leader.
While some praised him for the transformation agenda that has turnedImo to a model and shining state in Nigeria, others eulogized him for honouring the departed Igbo Leader with a befitting burial ceremony inOwerri.
It would be recalled that Gov. Okorocha on assumption of officeinitiated Ikemba Ojukwu Convention Center and Heroes Square aslandmark projects to honour the departed APGA National Leader.
The late Ikemba Ojukwu was slated to be the first Igbo man to sleep inthe ‘Merit House’ of the Ikemba Ojukwu Convention Centre before hisdemise.
On receiving the body of Ojukwu at the Sam Mbakwe Airport on Monday,Gov. Okorocha led the motorcade to Government House where the body ina golden brown casket was driven on a motorized cart to Ikemba OjukwuConvention Centre.
A resolution passed by the Imo State House of Assembly allowing theremains of Ojukwu to sleep at the Convention Centre was handed over toGov. Okorocha by the Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Hon.Benjamin Uwajimogu before it was finally moved to Heroes Square forthe ceremony.
At the end of the ceremony, the body was re turned to the ConventionCenter where it slept over before taken to Aba.
Posted 02/03/2012 2:59:46 PM
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