The member representing Bende federal constituency and Spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Kalu attended the burial ceremony the Late Eze. Dr. Aruwa Kalu Nelson (the Uga 1 of Bende Ovu Autonomous Community) who is also his maternal cousin, which held on the 22nd October, 2021 in Bende town, Bende LGA, Abia State.
The representative while speaking at the burial ceremony stated that the late Eze has was a great king whose legacies will forever be remembered. He described him as a brother who would always support, advice and encourage him, he expressed sadness at the reality that he is no more adding that his death has caused great vacuum in Bende Ovu of Bende LGA. He will indeed be remember for his philanthropic arts in his community.
Rep. Kalu prayed that God will continually grant his immediate family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss while encouraging to continue to hold fast on the legacy he left behind.
The ceremony was attended by Prof. Ogbonnaya Offor, Hon John Mark, Former Deputy Transition Committee Chairman Bende LGA, Hon P. C Onyegbu, Former House of Assembly Member for Bende South State Constituency, Hon Emmanuel Onwuchekwa, Chairman Bende LGA, Hon fidelis Ochiobi PDP member, Hon Emmanuel Chinedu (Ijiriji) member representing Bende South State Constituency, Hon Jonah Josko, Former APC Bende local government chairman and other dignitaries.