It was a gathering of creme re last creme of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) as the funeral rites for the parents of renowned biographer and activist, Jimmy Imo commenced in Imo State, on Friday.
The Christian wake for Pa Samuel Sunday and Mama Agnes Chinyere, parents of Imo, who is a former Chief of Staff to ex- EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, was held in their hometown, Oru Ahiazu, Mbaise, Imo State.
Imo, who has written biographies for prominent Nigerians home and abroad including former President Goodluck Jonathan, is an influential figure in the Civil Society community all over the world.
Receiving the delegation of CSOs and Pro – Democracy Movement led by its Secretary, Comrade Awa Bamiji and another leader of the group, Comrade Solomon Sobade, Imo thanked them for honouring the memories of his late parents with their presence and for their contribution towards the growth of the country.
At the ceremony were political, religious and traditional leaders from across the country including Eze Francis Ogoke.