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Why my father supported Obi, by Ezeife’s daughter

The late Chukwuemeka Ezeife | File Image

She said that Okwadike [Ezeife] was a truly detribalized Nigerian who related to everyone irrespective of tribe or religion

By Ibe Ebere

The first daughter of the late Chief Chukwemeka Ezeife, Anambra State’s former governor, Dr. Mrs. Ogelue C. Ezeife-Ugorji, has revealed that her father, known for his firm stand on justice and equity, supported the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, 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.

Ezeife-Ugorji  said that her father, Ezeife, believed that Peter Obi would have made it happen.

She made the revelation while paying tribute to her late father, Chukwemeka Ezeife, at his Commendation Service in Awka.

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Ezeife was the first civilian governor of Anambra State and an elder statesman.

As part of his final journey home, a commendation service was held for him in Awka yesterday.

On his life, Dr. Ezeife-Ugorji said that her  father, also known as Okwadike, 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, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, was borne out of his deep conviction that Obi would build a just and equitable nation.

She described the late Okwadike as a man of wisdom, a lover of peace, and an emblem of unity.

She said that Okwadike [Ezeife] was a truly detribalized Nigerian who related to everyone irrespective of tribe or religion.

She prayed to God to grant her 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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