Ohanaeze Ndigbo Mourns Two Igbo Women, Ironsi, Okpara

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide is devastated by the death of two eminent and virtuous Igbo daughters, Chief Mrs Victoria Aguiyi Ironsi and Chief Mrs Adanma Okpara.

In a statement made available to journalists in Enugu on Monday by Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, National Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said, both Victoria and Adanma lost their heartthrobs early in life but they summoned courage, fortitude and steadfastness in order to chart enviable courses for their children.

The statement reads, “This is the unassailable Igbo archetype rooted in hard work, tenacity, self-esteem and faith in God, he added.

“The idiom that behind every successful man is a strong woman standing illustrates the life of Mrs Victoria Aguiyi Ironsi and Mrs Adanma Okpara.

“It is possible that these two beautiful Igbo souls had seen heaven and hell while alive but their virtuous lives shall remain fresh in the minds of the present and future generations of Igbo women.

“Ambassador Professor George Obiozor, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide mourns with the Ironsi and Okpara immediate families, the people and government of Abia State and indeed all the good people of Igbo Land and prays that the Almighty will grant their souls an eternal repose in His Mercy

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