Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has expressed shock and sadness at the death of former President General
of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ambassador Ralph Uwechue, describing the development as a big loss to the country and Ndigbo in particular.
Chime in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Chukwudi Achife, described Amabssador Uwechue a as respected diplomat and statesmen who played active roles in shaping the nation’s history and in the
promotion of the principles of equity and equality among all
He extended his condolences to Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the
Delta State Government and the family of the deceased,
urging them to build on
the legacies he left behind.
Similarly,the Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Poverty Reduction, Mr. Godwin Ogenyi, expressed dismay at the demise of Uwechue regretting that he never lived to see the Nigeria of his dream haven contributed immensely in finding a lasting solution to the numerous problems plaguing the country.
Ogenyi said the news was received with a rude shock especially now that the country needs to tap from his abundant knowledge ahead of the proposed National Conference.
He urged the family, Ndigbo and Nigerians to take solace in the positive footprints he left on the sand of time in our march towards nationhood.
Also, Chairman, Peace Group of companies, Dr. Sam Onyishi, has called on delegates from south-east to the National Conference to stand up to the ideals for Uwechue lived and died for.
Dr. Onyishi who was visibly shaken following the death said the best legacy will be to ensure that those imbalances, defects and inequality for which Uwechue paid the ultimate price for, where corrected in the country.
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