Zovoe Jonathan /
Alexander Okere

Wife of a former Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees Chairman, late Dame Patricia Anenih, would be buried on Saturday at her hometown in Uromi, Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

The late wife of Chief Tony Anenih died on April 16, 2017, in London at the age of 76.

Her remains would be interred after a funeral service in Uromi.

At a service of songs organised on Friday evening, prominent Nigerians from all walks of life and political affiliation gathered at the residence of the PDP leader on Delta Crescent, Benin, to honour his late wife.

Present at the event were Governor Godwin Obaseki and his wife, Betsy; the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu; Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, a former Governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion; former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori; and his successor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.

Others include the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; PDP senators from the state; a leader of the PDP, Prof. Jerry Gana; and the immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase.

In his homily, the officiating priest, Very Rev. Fr. Palmer Ikponmwonsa, of St. Maria Goroti Catholic Church in Benin, said that the late Patricia lived a very fulfilled life while on earth.

Ikponmwosa urged the children of the deceased not be dismayed over the death of their mother but to take solace in the commendable life she lived.

According to him, death is not a phenomenon that one should be afraid of, as it was a stage that everyone must pass through.

He, therefore, encouraged the children to continue to support their aged father and prayed that God would grant them the strength to bear the loss.

“It is not the number of years one spent on earth that counts but the quality of life. We thank God for the quality of life she spent on earth,” the cleric added.

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