…Tinubu, Obi, Govs, other leaders mourn

From Emmanuel Uzor, Awka

The remains of Dr Chuwkwuemeka Ezeife, former governor of Anambra state have been laid to rest in his country home, Igboukwu in Aguata local government area of Anambra state.

Ezeife was lowered into the grave by 12.14pm after church service by the Salvation Army church with various leaders of the country.

President Ahmed Bola Tinubu described the late former governor as a true Nigerian that believed in the indivisibility of the country.

Tinubu who was represented by Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state said Ezeife was a patriotic, leader, great bridge builder and an outstanding academic who put justice, equity and integrity above any personal interest or desire

“He was a pan Nigerian who had the penchant for excellence in whatever he did and believed in the unity and diversity of Nigeria puting into consideration it’s position as a supper power, he took everybody as his own not minding your regional or religious origin”

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In his speech, Governor Chukwuma Soludo eulogized the former governor, describing him as a true son of Anambra state who contributed immensely to the development of the state.

Soludo thanked President Tinubu for his constant support and encouragement to the government of the state and Ezeife’s family since the death of the ex governor.

The first son of Ezeife, Agbachukwu Ezeife said that the family would greatly miss him and his fatherly advise, adding that one great thing he thought his children was appreciation.

“We shall miss him greatly and one of the things that we learnt from my father is appreciation but it the prayers of every father for his children to surpass his achievements and it is our promise that we keep the light shining and go beyond what our father achieved” he said.

The Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi and deputy governors of Anambra and Ebonyi States, Dr. Onyekachi Ibezim and Mrs. Patricia Obila were also in attendance.

Others were former governor of the state, Senator Chris Ngige and the Director General of South East Governors’ Forum, Senator Uche Ekwunife among others.