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Tony Nwoye moves for naming of Oko Federal Poly after Prof Nwabueze


The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, mourned the demise of Prof Ben Nwabueze.

There was also a strong indication that the red chamber may have agreed to the naming of Federal Polytechnic,Oko, Anambra State after Prof Nwabueze

The last respect was sequel to a motion moved by Senator Tony Nwoye representing Anambra North at the plenary session.

Prof Nwabueze was a former Secretary General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo and a Constitutional Lawyer.


Before the commencement of business of the day, Nwoye moved a point of order to call his colleagues to the death of the legal luminary who died at the age of 92 in October.

The Senate presided by Senate President Godswill Akpabio showered tributes on the foremost Nigerian legal icon passed away on 29th October.

In his lead debate, Nwoye intimated his colleagues with the biography and achievements of Prof. Nwabueze, a native of Atani in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who was born in 1931.

Addressing the Senate, Dr Nwoye described Nwabueze as an uncommon professional, who distinguished himself in the legal profession throughout the many years he practiced both in Nigeria and across the world and transcended beyond, without blemish.

Nwoye, in his lead debate, eulogized Nwabueze describing him as a legal icon who impacted the nation’s legal system positively during his lifetime.

Dr Tony Nwoye noted that as a former Federal Minister, constitutional lawyer, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and author of many books and essays, the late Prof. Nwabueze dedicated his entire life to serving humanity rather than himself.

Consequently, the Senate observed a minute of silence and conveyed their condolences to the deceased’s family and Anambra State, the Lawmakers also urged the Federal Government to immortalize the late legal icon.

The red chamber also resolved to send a letter to commiserate with the family of Nwabueze and the good people of Anambra State.

Senator President, Senator Akpabio described the late Nwabueze as one of the best legal minds in the country during his lifetime.

He said the role of Nwabueze in the nation’s constitutional evolution remains legendary.

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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