Our Correspondent|16 April 2017
The remains of Late Chief Abeng Ayo, Grandfather of the member Representing Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency has been laid to rest in his home town, Obubem-Adun, Obubra LGA, Cross River State.
The burial which was attended by family, friends and well-wishers from far and near was a celebration of life sought of as the late Chief Abeng Ayo AKA Abeng Okpokoro died at the ripe age of one hundred and fifteen years.
In his tribute, the Member House of Representatives, representing Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency, Hon Mike Etaba described his late grandfather as a forthright man who called what is right 'right' and what is wrong 'wrong' not minding whose ox is gored.
Hon Etaba who is also the Vice Chairman, House committee on Pension said his Grandfather will be remembered for the outstanding virtues of love, gratitude, endurance and hard work he displayed while he was on earth.
He said his passing has made him realise how important the values he instilled in him has contributed in making him a better person in the society.
In his condolence message to the family, the Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade described the late Chief Abeng Ayo as a community leader who impacted positively on the lives of his children, grandchildren and those around him as exemplified by Hon Mike Etaba while praying God to grant him peace in his bosom.
In their condolence messages,The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara and the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu said though, the loss of a parent is a critically trying period but enjoined the deceased family to be encouraged by the fact that Papa lived to a ripe age of 115 and led a pious life of selfless service to humanity.
Other condolence messages came from the State Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu, the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo, the Chief of Staff of the Governor, Hon. Martins Orim, the former Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke among several others.
The late Chief Abeng Ayo until his death, was survived by three children, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, In-laws, great grant children, nephews, uncles and aunties.
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