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Peter Obi pays glowing tribute to Dr. Ezeife; Calls him exceptional patriot

Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has paid glowing tribute to late former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife (Okwadike).

Mr. Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State in a tweet on his X (former Twitter) handle, Saturday, after Dr. Ezeife was laid to rest, said:

“Today (Saturday) I joined other mourners to pay my last respects to an exceptional patriot, father figure to many, an elder statesman, and the First Civilian Governor of New Anambra State, Chief Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Okwadike Igboukwu, having joined in his State Commendation and Thanksgiving Service in Awka, yesterday (Friday).”

The political leader said further that Ezeife’s “death remains a huge loss to the nation. He was a man who preached justice, lived it out and always fought for it. He was committed to a fair and just Nigeria, that cares for all, where every individual will be treated fairly.

“He was a detribalised Nigerian who demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the progress and development of our nation. I still cherish, so dearly, his fatherly words of wisdom, kind guidance, advice and encouragement, while he was alive.

“Such fatherly words of advice and encouragement are needed in our nation, now than ever, with the many challenges facing our nation at the moment.

“May God Almighty who called him home grant him eternal rest, and grant his family, and all of us, the fortitude to bear his irreplaceable loss.

“May God continue to protect and bless his family always. -PO.”

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