Orji Uzor Kalu, the former Governor of Abia State, has announced the news of his first wife’s passing, Mrs Ifeoma Kalu.
The Senator, who represents Abia North Senatorial District, revealed the news on Monday through a statement posted on his Facebook page.
“With a heavy heart and pain, we announce the passing on to eternal glory of Mrs Ifeoma Ada Kalu, aged 61 years.
“She was a woman of virtue who was committed to the service of God and humanity.
“A memorial service in her honour is scheduled to be held in the United States of America (USA).
“Please remember her and loved ones in prayers at this difficult period.
“May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.”
Kalu married Ifeoma Ada Menakaya in December 1989 in his hometown of Igbere, Abia State.
He has four children namely Neya Uzor Kalu, Michael Uzor Kalu, Olivia Uzor Kalu and Nicole Uzor Kalu.
Kalu currently serves as the Chief Whip of the Senate. He was Abia State governor from 1999 to 2007.