Anambra Governor, Obiano condoles Azikiwes over death of Chukwuma

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has condoled the Azikiwe Family and Obi of Onitsha on the death of Chief Chukwuma Bamidele Azikiwe, Owelle of Onitsha, eldest son of
Nigeria’s first president, the late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe on Sunday May 11, 2015 who died at the age of 75.

Obiano in the condolence message signed by him and circulated by his media aides said that he was shocked when he got the news of the demise of Chief Chukwuma Azikiwe, a 1964
Harvard Business graduate whom he described as a political leader in his own right.

The governor  recalled how the deceased joined the Anambra State governorship race in 1991 when he aspired for governorship nomination on the platform of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Chief Obiano said that the aspiration was in pursuit of selfless leadership to serve the

The release said, “It is not how long one lived, but how well. What is important is the courage we bring to bear on life. It is neither easy to come out from the shadows of a great Patriarch, nor for one to succeed in all one’s endeavours.
“For me, it was enough that the late Chukwuma espoused his own vision of leadership and offered himself for service to the state,’ Obiano noted in a statement.
The Governor paid tribute to the late Azikiwe’s passion for the traditions and culture of his
people which probably informed his selection into the Onitsha royal cabinet. He also condoled the Monarch of Onitsha,  His Royal Majesty, Igwe Nn’emeka Achebe and the entire Onitsha people.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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