A Former Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Minority leader, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Toby Okechukwu amongst others, have expressed their heartfelt grief over the Death of an Astute Traditional leader of the Ekoli Community in Aninri local government Area of Enugu state, Late HRH, Igwe. Prof. Sir, Samson Chukwuma Ukpabi, who passed on the 4th of July, 2020 at the ripe age of 88 years.
Late Ukpabi, we have gathered was an all rounder, a man who had mastery in all his arts. It was recorded that he served in the Capacity of Colonel in the Army of the Defunct Republic of Biafra, an accomplished Educationist and public administrator, a member of the 1994/1995 Constitutional Conference, an elder statesman and until his Death, a traditional institution in the Ekoli Community of Aninri, delivering his duty with utmost judiciousness and Sagacity, which garnered him immense recognition amongst his people and across the country.
His Fulfilling Careers notwithstanding, Late Igwe Ukpabi was a Fulfilled Family man, a lovable husband and a dedicated Father. His Fatherly instincts prompted his optimal traditional rulership over his good people of Ekoli.
Though with a heart Full of grief, His wife, Lolo Irene Ukpabi and his Children described their Father and husband with great love and admiration, Although, wishing he had more length of years, they are reassured that he rests at the Bossom of the Almighty, owing to the Good life that he led.
Okechukwu, eulogised the Deceased Ukpabi, calling him a “Pathfinder” who helped many carve out employment and career opportunities. Though he will be greatly missed, the lawmaker prayed for the Peaceful repose of his good soul.
Ekweremadu, who expressed a high degree of personal acquaintance with the deceased, deliberately outlined his life’s achievements, from his careers to his personal impact in the political, Educational and other Spheres of his life.
Through his words, which reads, “Your Highness, We will miss you greatly, I will miss you even more but it’s comforting that you fought a good fight and touched untouchable lives, even in death you remain a great man, for your legacies remain with us.”, Ekweremadu Bade the Deceased an eternal farewell whilst praying for the Peaceful rest of his soul.