Weep no more, Ikwuano House member, Isienyi Commiserates With Ossy Nwaka Over Father’s Passing
*Our father died a peaceful death- Kennedy Nwaka
The member representing Ikwuano State Constituency of Abia State, Hon. (Engr.) Boniface Isienyi has commiserated with the Founder and President of New Era Foundation,(NEF), Evang. (Comrd.) Osinachi Nwaka and the entire Nwaka’s over the passing onto glory of their father, Senior Elder Mark O. Nwaka (Nna Oha II).
Famousreporters.com reports that the departure of Nna Oha II, at age 89 to the under world, took place on Monday’s evening, September 18, 2023, consequent upon a brief illness.
Famousreporters.com reports that, the shocking news of the devout Christian, who hailed from Itunta Ibere, in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State. Clan, Government Area was announced by the eldest son of the deceased, Deacon Kennedy Nwaka, in a press statement.
Reacting to the demise of the Octogenarian, during a condolence with the Nwaka’s, yesterday, Tuesday, September 19, 2023, the Legislator pointed out that Nna Oha lived a wonderful life while on the earth, as he urged the bereaved not to weep as though they lost faith in God but be consoled in his words.
“Papa lived a wonderful life. He would wake up at 4:am to go preach the gospel. He was a man popularly known for his good Christian life, worthy of emulation and I urge you his son and your entire household to emulate Papa’s lifestyle.
“He has left legacies behind and now, what you owe him is to replicate those attributes”, he maintained, as he urged the Nwaka’s to take solace in God’s word, noting that it is their duty to commit the remains 6 their father to mother earth and not the reverse.
“You’re to bury your father and not the reverse. Thank God today you are the one alive to bury him, because if the reverse was the case, your father may not have been able to bear this it. Take heart and cry no more”, he advised.
Moreso, the Ikwuano political leader used the medium to laud Ossy Nwaka, the second son of the deceased for his unreserved service to humanity at all times.
Isienyi, who could not dissemble his shock at the benevolent acts of Ossy Nwaka, recalled that the latter had sponsored the surgical operation of a certain patient whom they met at the hospital, in spite having his now late father in sick bed.
The House member who expressed profound perplexity over the magnanimity of the illustrious son of Ikwuano, maintained that the latter has, on numerous occasions, left many in utter wonderment as to where in the world he emanated from, through his rare demonstration of true love for humanity.
“I’m amazed at your personality; your father was at the hospital yet you paid for the surgery of an Ikwuano daughter yesterday, Sunday. The level of love exhibition coming from our brother makes one wonder where in high heavens you came out of.
“The level of love demonstration coming from our brother is indescribable. We must console with you at this trial time; Papa loved a wonderful life. I believe that this is the right time for Papa to return home. Take heart, deacon Kennedy. The legacies papa left are mind captivating. He was a very upright man. You and your brother are from a very wonderful family. By virtue of what I’ve seen in you, you’re of a rare gene”, he added.
Responding, Deacon Kennedy who described the situation as difficult for the immediate family, thanked the House member and his delegates, for their show of love towards them.
“My Honourable member, I want to say thank you for your concern. You can only know who your true friends are when you are in grief and sorrow. Actually, this is a very trying time for us. Yesterday, my phone rang persistently but I didn’t have the boldness to answer calls. I could not even speak with my wife up until evening. It was a very difficult situation”.
Nwaka who admitted that his late father died at a ripe age but, however wailed that the deceased had so much to bear, saying, “yes, he was old but we believe that with what he had passed through in life that he would still come back to life.
“Papa has suffered so much. I remember a certain time his health broke down and he was unconscious for over one month but we still pulled through. So, we thought that the same pattern would unfold this time around but it seemed like what had invaded the cricket’s hole was mightier than the latter. And who are we to question God.
All we can do is to say God take all the glory.”
He described his father as a devout Christian, peaceful, loving and accommodating, stressing that the deceased had, during his time on the earth, “vowed to give the best education to each and everyone of us who had the willingness.
Adding, he said: “Our father died a very peaceful death; we were ready for him. God who knew the best said he must return. We gave him all the necessary medical attention he needed. All we need now is your prayers because it’s not easy. We love him so much because he was a very good father.”
In a related development, a release signed by Dr. Okezie Chukwuemeka,
Director of Media and Publicity,
New Era Foundation (NEF),
September 20, 2023 states that that a Condolence Register had been made available at the following locations:
, the father of the founder of New Era Foundation, Comrade Osinachi Nwaka, we wish to inform you
that a condolence register is now available at the following locations:
*The deceased’s residence in Itunta Ibere;
*Mr. Kennedy Nwaka’s home in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
*Comrd. Osinachi Nwaka’s residence near Hartland Construction Company, Ndoro Oboro Ikwuano.
*Comrd. Osinachi Nwaka’s residence in Lagos.
The release read in part:
“As we mourn his passing, we remain deeply appreciative of the rich life he lived and the legacy he left behind—a legacy of hard work, entrepreneurship, excellence, tenacity, courage, faith, style, discipline, and unwavering commitment to God, the church, family, community, philanthropy, and Nigeria. These are values we aspire to uphold in his memory.
“In this time of sorrow, we draw strength from the outpouring of love, sympathy, and the kind words you have shared with us.
“Please be advised that details about the celebration of the life of the late Senior Elder Mark O. Nwaka will be announced in due course”, it concluded.