The remaining parts of the late Senator Fidelis Okoro, who spoke to Enugu North District, was on Friday let go at his nation home Ihe-agu, Nru, in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu state.
Okoro kicked the bucket on May 17, at an emergency clinic in Abuja after a short sickness.
In an accolade, Sen. Chukwuka Utazi, speaking to Enugu North senatorial area, portrayed Okoro as a grassroots lawmaker who helped the locale in different manners.
During his time Okoro utilized his situation to put numerous individuals from the region to places of expert in the nation .
Lead representative Ugwuanyi and Chief Jim Nwobodo at the memorial service for Senator Okoro
The death of Okoro has ransacked the district of a grassroots and legitimate government official.
“It’s unfortunate that few people who did not benefit from him tried to label him as a bad politician,” he said.
Utazi said that Okoro would be remembered as a man of integrity whose yes remained yes no matter whose ox was gored.
Okoro was not the type that will say yes in your absence and in your presence he will say no.
“Many dislike him because he was a man of integrity and honour, he ddisliked not believe talking against you in your absence, he would tell you everything to your face,” he said.
Utazi expressed appreciation to dignitaries within the state and outside for finding time to attend the burial which also showed that Okoro related well with Nigerians when he was alive.
Also in a tribute, Dr Pat Asadu, representing Nsukka/Igboeze-South in the House of representatives, said the late Sen. Okoro was a good grassroots politician, noting that it was Okoro that encouraged him to join politics.
“In 1999 he came to my clinic and encouraged me to join politics, and that was how I joined politics and today am a ranking national legislator”.
Possibly, without that encouragement and advice from Okoro, I may still be in my clinic as a medical doctor.
“The way I benefited from him is how other people benefited from him,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr Fidelis Okoro (Junior), expressed gratitude to Nsukka LGA, Enugu state and the entire country for identifying with the family during its moment of pain and grief.
He said he was overwhelmed by the number of dignitaries from Enugu state and outside the state that attended the burial and urged Almighty God to grant everybody journey mercy to their destinations.
Sen. Ken Nnamani, a former Senate President, Sen. Jim Nwobodo, former governor of old Anambra State, Sen. Ike Ekeremadu representing Enugu West senatorial district, Justice CC Nweze of the Supreme Court, were among dignitaries present during the burial.
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