The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu on Wednesday explained why his late wife, Mrs Ifeoma Ada Kalu was buried in the United States of America.
Kalu last week Monday, April 3 announced the death of his wife, Ifeoma in a statement.
The former Abia State Governor yesterday held an open casket viewing ceremony for his 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 wearing black attires to mourn the demise of his wife who died at the age of 61.
Paying tribute to the former Abia State First Lady today at New Home AME Zion Church in South Carolina, Kalu said the decision 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.
Kalu married Ifeoma Ada Menakaya in December 1989 in his hometown of Igbere, Abia State.
He has two children namely Neya and Zina Uzor Kalu.