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Why my father supported Peter Obi – Ezeife’s daughter

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The first daughter of the one-time Governor of Anambra State, late Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife (Okwadike), Dr. Mrs. Ogelue C. Ezeife-Ugorji, has revealed that her father, known for his firm stand on justice and equity, strongly supported Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, because he looked forward to a better and more united nation where every Nigerian would be treated justly and given a fair chance to succeed.

The late political leader strongly believed that Peter Obi would have made it happen, Dr. Mrs. Ezeife-Ugorji, stressed.

She made the revelation while paying a glowing tribute to her late father at his Commendation Service in Awka on Friday. Ezeife was the first civilian governor of Anambra State and an elder statesman.

Speaking of his well-lived life, Dr. Ezeife-Ugorji stated that her father held justice and equity very highly. She narrated how Okwadike, during his last visit to the United States of America before his death, revealed that his unwavering support for Mr. Peter Obi was borne out of his deep conviction that “Obi would build a just and equitable nation”.

She further described the late Okwadike as a man of wisdom, a lover of peace, and an emblem of unity. She said Okwadike was a truly detribalized Nigerian who related to everyone irrespective of tribe or religion. She prayed to God to grant her beloved father eternal rest and to grant that his hopes of a just and equitable Nigeria be actualized.

The event was well attended by many dignitaries and revered Nigerians, including the Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo; President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu; Former Governor of Enugu State, Okwesilieze Nwodo; Former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige, and many others.

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