Some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and chieftains at the weekend stormed Abia State for the burial of the late Lady Felicia Olaocha Ohadiugha.
The late Ohadiugha was mother-in-law of the Secretary of APC Contact and Strategy Committee, Chief Ikechi Emenike, and mother of Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States (U.S.A), Dr. Uzoma Emenike.
The burial ceremony took place at Umule Ohuhu in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State.
Among the dignitaries were APC National Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni; Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma and their Kogi State counterpart, Yahaya Bello.
Others included Senator Abubakar Gada, Senator Iyiola Omisore, House of Representatives member Nkiru Onyejeocha, Minister of State for Solid Mineral and Steel Development, Mr. Uche Ogah, Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Silva and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede.
During the funeral mass at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Umule Ohuhu, Rev. Sylvester Anyanwu urged Nigeria’s political leaders to always put aside their political differences and work for peace across Nigeria.
The cleric, who delivered the message in his homily at the funeral mass by the Catholic Bishop of Umuahia, Most Rev Lucius Ugorji, assisted by 18 priests, regretted the high level of insecurity in Nigeria, hence the need to make peace.
He urged every Nigerian to imbibe the principle of “live and let live”.
Anyanwu also advised the political leaders to attract divine blessings, adding: “Let’s give peace a chance.”
The cleric said every well-meaning Nigerian should be concerned about the spate of bloodletting in the land as many people have become refugees in their own land.
Anyanwu, who is the parish priest of St. Ambrose Parish, Eziama Ubakala, noted that without peaceful coexistence, people would not live their normal lives and engage in lawful pursuits.
According to him, development, in such a circumstance, will become almost impossible.
“Whenever you are, wherever you come from, let’s embrace peace,” he said.