The former Abia First Lady and ex wife of former Abia state governor and current Senate Chief Whip, Late Mrs Ifeoma Ada Kalu who died early this month was yesterday buried in the United States of America.
The former Governor had the previous day held an open casket viewing ceremony for the late wife at McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel, North Carolina, in the United States of America (USA).
He was seen with his children and family members in black outfit to mourn the demise of their dear wife and mother at the age of 61.
Paying tribute to the former Abia State First Lady during the funeral at New Home AME Zion Church in South Carolina, Kalu said the decision to bury her in the US was made by Ifeoma when she was alive.
He said: “My Lord Bishop, I want to thank you for holding this mass today. This is her chosen church, because I am a Catholic; my children are also Catholics. We would have buried her in a Catholic Church but this is what she wanted. She told her children that when she dies, she should be buried here. This is why we are here. We would have flown her back to Nigeria. People in our villages are fighting us why we didn’t bring her corpse home, but we shall overcome all like we’ve done in the past,” the emotional Kalu stated.
Ifeoma Ada Kalu (Nee Menakaya) and Orji Uzor Kalu got married married in December 1989 in Kalu’s hometown Igbere, Abia State.