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Kogi Governor Bello  Mourns Former Anambra Governor Ezeife

“Ezeife was a man of immense wisdom and integrity,” he said.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has commiserated with people and government of Anambra State over the death of received with former  governor of the State  and elder statesman, Chief Pius Chukwuemeka Ezeife who died after brief illness.

This was contained in a statement signed by the th Chief Press Secretary to the Governor , Muhammed Onogwu copy of which was made available to journalists in Lokoja on Friday .

“On behalf of the Government and People of Kogi State, Governor Bello joins in mourning the passing of Dr. Ezeife, calling it ‘a monumental loss’. He describes Chief Ezeife, fondly known as ‘Okwadike’ as a respected leader, a statesman par excellence, a wise counsellor, and a bridge builder whose contributions to Nigeria’s political landscape will remain deeply etched in the nation’s history.

“Ezeife was a man of immense wisdom and integrity,’ Governor Bello stated. ‘His passion for Nigeria’s unity and his dedication to good governance were exemplary. He served Anambra State and the nation with distinction and provided impactful leadership that will continue to inspire long after now.’

“Governor Bello recalled his own warm interaction with  Ezeife in 2021, when the elder statesman commended his ‘political trajectory’ and described him as a ‘young, vibrant, and enterprising politician’ who ‘dares the odds, pushes his conviction, and remains stoically with his aspirations.’ This meeting, Governor Bello says, highlighted Chief Ezeife’s commitment to mentoring young leaders and fostering understanding across regional and political divides.

” Ezeife’s belief in the importance of collaboration and unity resonates deeply with me to this day,’ Governor Bello says . ‘He understood that Nigeria’s progress hinges on our ability to bridge divides and work together for the common good. Like me, he was an advocate of equity, fairness and justice as the sole foundation for Nigerian unity. His legacy will continue to guide us as we strive to build a more just and equitable nation.’

“Governor Bello therefore extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased, the Government and People of Anambra State, Ndigbo as a whole and the entire nation, while praying the Almighty God to grant  Ezeife eternal repose and give comfort and strength to all during this difficult time”, the statement stressed.

Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja

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