The burial mass of Senator Fedelis Okoro in Enugu state turned out to be a drama series for the congregation who converged at his residential house in Iheagu Nru Nsukka on Friday, Sept 4th 2020 to pay him their last homage.
According to reports, the Parish Priest of his town, Rev. Fr. Evaristus Isife who also came to the burial ceremony allowed the catechist to carryout the mass duties of the priest, an actions that kept the congregation in surprise.
However, the catechist struggled to follow the order of the mass, and this was never one of his duties either by omission or commission. This he did amidst the dignitaries surrounding him and his struggling face.
After the catechist has finished officiating in the burial mass, the priest picked up the microphone concluded the mass by telling the congregation that “The state of the late Senator is enough homily for everyone instead of a homily sermon from the priest.
Senator representing the Enugu North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator. Chukwuka Utazi who watched the whole drama and waiting patiently for it to end, later was handed the microphone, after which he suggested that everyone should pray for the soul of the deceased, instead of condemning him. He also added that its only God that has the power to judge.
He went ahead to narrate the biblical story about the two criminals that died with Christ, that God may also forgive the senator, regardless of his wrong doings.
Nevertheless, the former Governor of the old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo pleaded with the entire congregation to help pray for a peaceful rest of the soul of the late senator instead of condemning him for his shortcomings on Earth. He said it’s only Jesus Christ that can judge the late Senator and not human beings.
The top politicians and dignitaries who saw the whole drama played, include Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Speaker Enugu House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, Simon Atigwe, member House of Rep, Dr. Pat Asadu, member House of Rep, and countless others.
According to reports, late Senator Fedelis was in a bad book of the people following several of his anti-human policies which he held on to while he was still active in politics.