A world-wide Forum of prominent Mbaise people of Imo State of Nigeria has paid glowing tribute to the departed traditional ruler of Eziudo Autonomous community in Ezinihite Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, His Royal Highness, Eze Desmond Oguguo, Mmirinadoroha.
In a press release by its Global Admin, Arch Chukwunyere Ikwu and Secretary General, Hon Uzoma Nwagwu, IKORO MBAISE GLOBAL FORUM said that Eze Oguguo towered “shoulders above his contemporaries in confronting the recurring Igbo question and menace of epileptic governance,” by always speaking out while alive.
The Forum stressed that “if every octogenarian in present-day Nigeria is to tell the raw truth at all times like him, then, Nigeria will surely be a much better place,” noting that the father of all remained bold, assertive and highly respected at home and abroad till death and after, insisting that his huge foot prints will remain in the sands of time.
They prayed for the peaceful repose of his soul and condoled with his immediate family, the Eziudo community and the entire Mbaise Council of Traditional Rulers during this time of bereavement.
Full text of the statement reads:
HRH Eze Desmond Ogugua – Traditional icon lives on!!
One man who towers shoulders above his contemporaries in confronting the recurring Igbo question and menace of epileptic governance, by speaking out, HRH Eze Desmond Ogugua, the traditional ruler of Eziudo autonomous community in Ezinihite Mbaise Local Government Area has taken a bow from the battlefield of life.
If every octogenarian in present-day Nigeria is to tell the raw truth at all times like him, then, Nigeria will surely be a much better place. Sadly, the so-called leaders and corrupt old men today keep quiet as evil thrives over good.
The former policeman, Patron Trustee of People’s Club who was among the few that took People’s Club overseas – America, Canada, and London, distinguished his lifestyle as a vibrant soul, one who literally lit up the environment. Till death, he remained bold, assertive, commands respect, and maintained zero tolerance to curry favor.
Posterity will be kind to those who heard the opportunity, and were courageous to speak out, instead of burying their heads ostrich-like in shame and pretend all is well.
Eze Diohanma remained a reference point, a bundle of erudition, essentially epitomized courageous outspokenness, and by all standards an achiever. His footprints were sharp, bold, and deep. They will definitely survive the vagaries of time.
Really, the beauty of great minds never dies, it continues to embrace and inspire us. Our prayers, condolences are with his family, Eziudo community, entire Mbaise council of traditional rulers during this time of bereavement and transition of a rare gem.
Almighty God grant his soul perfect and peaceful rest.
Adieu Eze Diohanma!! Adieu Mmirinadoroha!!
💫Arch Chukwunyere Ikwu
🕹🖌Hon Uzoma Nwagwu