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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Former Ohaneze Ndigbo President General, Chief Ralph Uwechue I Dead

Vice President, Namadi Sambo and Governors
Emmanuel Uduaghan and Sullivan Chime of
Delta and Enugu States respectively were among
eminent Nigerians who mourned the death of
former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,
Chief Ralph Uwechue, 79.
Uwechue died at the National Hospital, Abuja,
Thursday afternoon.
They also included the Deputy Senate President,
Ike Ekweremadu, former Secretary General of
Ohanaeze, Chief Nduka Eya, his successor, Dr.
Joe Nwaorgu as well as Brig-Gen Alabi Isama.
Chief Ralph Uwechue
The President General of Iziu Anioma, the apex
umbrella body of Anioma people among others
described his demise as shocking and tragic,
saying he would be missed by Nigerians,
especially the Igbo.
Vice President Sambo said that Uwechue would
be remembered as worthy ambassador of the
country as he served meritoriously in his
assignments, just as Chime expressed sadness at
his death. Dr. Uduaghan lamented the death
noting that Africa has lost a statesman
Also, Senator Ekweremadu, expressed deep grief
over the death, saying that it was a big blow to
Ndigbo and Nigerians in general.
On his own Chief Eya, described his demise as
shocking and tragic saying the great Nigerian
icon would be greatly missed by Ndigbo.
Uduaghan’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sunny
Ogefere in a press statement signed on his
behalf expressed sadness that late Uwechue
“would have been of immense benefit to Nigeria,
this period in our national history when the
national conference is about kicking off. The
unity, progress and development in Igbo land
were testaments of the wealth of experience the late Chief Uwechue brought to bear as President-General of the Igbo Socio-Cultural Organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

                             Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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