BY ANDREW AJIJAH, JOS
Governor of Plateau State, Barr Caleb Mutfwang, has said the death of Rhoda Kopkung, the biological mother of Kefas Wungak Ropshik, was a loss for the entire state.
Mr Kefas Ropshik contested the 2023 PDP party primary governorship with Mutfwang, and came closely second.
Governor Mutfwang was represented by the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Rt Hon Gabriel Dewan; governor empathized with the family, she was buried in Shendam, southern Plateau State on Saturday.
His mother died after 30 years of protected undisclosed illness, she gave up January 7th: at the age of 73, as the third an last child of her parents.
In an address while appreciating sympathizers, Kefas, founder of Kefiano motors, told the gathering that his late mom lived a fulfilled life, and she is the reason for who he is in the society today.
“My mother stood for us, I’m what I’m today because she was firmed. She taught us to live for people, she taught me the bound I have with numerous people.”
“Now, I have no mother no father, I’m now an orphan, but am happy because I have you people, the love you have shown me is great, I won’t take it for granted; life is not just about having wealth, but the people, that which you have demonstrated.” I watched my mother died, if it were about money, should won’t have died.
He stressed further that “one thing am sure of is that my mother is with Christ.” Kefas emphasized.
Delivering sermon during an open air church service to ursher her to her final resting place, Rev Yunusa Nmadu, a former General Secretary of ECWA, took his bible text from Plsm 16 verses 19 to 31.
The text is the popular biblical story of Lazarus and the unnamed rich man, whose riches prevented him from gaining heaven.
The guest preacher admonished Christians to rather seek the kingdom of God fist, rather than pursue riches, according to the clergy, no mortal shall except death, and that heaven and hell is real.
Rev Nmadu pays condolences to the entire family and the entire ECWA church which lost a strong and faithful member in the person of Late Rhoda Kopkung.
Earlier, ECWA President Rev Dr Stephen Panya Baba, who led the delegation of clerics to the burial, in condolence massage encouraged the family to live the kind of life their late Mother lived.
The burial of Kefiano’s mother almost collapsed business activities in Shendam, people from all worth of life closed shop and attended the funeral.
Notable dignitaries include Sen Ali Attah from Kogi state, John Dafang, member House of Representatives for Shendam Qua’an-Pan/Mikang federal Constituency; his Langtang North/South counterpart Bulus Vincent and Hon Musa Ashoms Commissioner for information.
Others are two former House of representatives Hon Timothy Ngolu, Hon Leo Delkon, the Transition committee chairmen of Shendam Pankshin and Qua’an-Pan local government areas were present.