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Soludo, Peter Obi, Nwodo, Others Eulogise Ezeife

Former Governor of Anambra State, late Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, was on Friday eulogised by Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, former governor Peter Obi and Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo among others, as an upright man.

Ezeife was laid in state at the International Convention Centre in Awka, where several dignitaries took time to eulogise him. He was also declared the hero of Igboland by apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Governor Chukwuma Soludo said that Ezeife would be buried according to the Anambra burial law, adding that after the event, the burial would terminate on Saturday.

Soludo said Ezeife left a legacy that would be difficult to match.

He said: “It is very emotional that after almost two years, we’ve buried two former Governors. Mbadinuju and Ezeife. Ezeife was indeed, a true Nigerian. He lived for many causes that will help us build a better society,” Soludo said.

Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, described Ezeife as one who lived for justice. He said he was a fair Nigerian and a Nigerian that lived for all.

Former Deputy Governor, Dame Virgy Etiaba, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo and others hailed Ezeife as a shinning light.

Also, Ohanaeze Ndigbo President general worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, announced that though Ezeife died at a ripe old age, Ezeife was a great Nigerian, said that Ohanaeze had resolved to award him the hero of Igboland.

“Today, Ohanaeze proclaim Ezeife as hero of Igboland. He was a good man, and a very vocal man who spoke up against injustice. He will be missed.”

The former governor was also buried yesterday at his country home in Igboukwu community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

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