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In Enugu, Senator Okoro laid to rest



FORMER Senator that represented Enugu North Senatorial District, the late Sen. Fidelis Okoro, has been laid to rest at his country home Ihe-agu Nru in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.

 Senator Okoro, who died on May 17, 2020, at a hospital in Abuja, after a brief illness, was mourned by many people who couldn’t hold back their tears.

  Senator, representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Sen Chukwuka Utazi, in his tribute, described him as grassroots politician who helped the district in various ways.

“During his time, Okoro used his position to put many people from the district to positions of authority in the country.

“The death of Okoro has robbed the district of grassroots and honest politician. It’s unfortunate that few people who did not benefit from him try to label him as a bad politician, “he said.

Utazi further said Okoro would be remembered as a man of his words and integrity.

“Okoro was not the type that will say yes in your absence and in your presence he will say no. Many hate him because he was a man of integrity and honour.  He doesn’t believe talking against you in your absence, he will tell you everything before your face”, he said.

Dr Pat Asadu, representing Nsukka/Igboeze-South in the  House of Representatives revealed that the deceased encouraged him to join politics.

“In 1999, he came to my clinic and encouraged me to join politics, and that is how I joined politics and today, i 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, other people benefited from him, “he said.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr Fidelis Okoro (Junior), the son of Sen Okoro, offered his gratitude to Nsukka LGA, Enugu State and the entire country for commiserating with their family in their time of pain and grief.

He further said he was overwhelmed on the number of dignitaries from within and outside the state that attended the burial and prayed for their safe journey.

Among the dignitaries were Sen Ken Nnamani, former Senate President, Sen Jim Nwbodo, former Governor of Enugu State, Sen Ike Ekeremadu, representing Enugu West Senatorial District, Justice CC Nweze of the Supreme Court.

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