Following the death of the former Biafra warlord and Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, a public policy analyst and political front-liner in the country Chief Hon. Chris Asoluka has joined millions of Nigerians in mourning his exit by describing the death as a loss to the entire Igbo nation, Nigeria and Africa at large.
The Owerri West apex leader who made this disclosure in his country home while interacting with journalist furthered that the late Ikemba Nnewi played his role in the evolution of a Nigeria where no man is oppressed. “Ojukwu was a brilliant historian, a quintessential military man, a great politician and a proven leader who understands the heartbeat of his people and was ever ready to defend his people against any oppression and acts of injustice. He was a believer in true federalism and equitable distribution of power and resources. He was a firm believer in the rights of every Nigerian to enjoy the fruits of a working nationhood. As a leader, he sacrificed everything he had for his people,” he noted.
However, he stated that with Ojukwu’s death, the nation had lost a leader of great humanity and a political actor of great colour and character. He stressed that no matter how harsh any critic wanted to be, no one could erase his contributions, as he will forever remain a tower of pride to generations unborn. “Ojukwu left an indelible mark on the political and social turf of this nation. We will miss the courageous warlord who demonstrated humility and desirability to reintegrate himself and his followers into the mainstream of Nigerian polity, after the unfortunate civil war experience.
“Ojukwu would be remembered as one of the brave soldiers in the history of Nigeria. His boldness and courage in defending and fighting for the interest of his Igbo clan cannot be forgotten. Another great man has left us,” he said.
Praying for the repose of the deceased's soul, Asoluka urged the family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude and to be consoled by the fact that their father lived a fulfilled life while on earth.
Ella luv | 1/17/2012 11:59:49 PM
If say ojukwu stil alife and dis dogs dat cal dem self boko haram, islamic f**ls contuine doing wht dey are doing now.ojukwu wil fight for his pple to divid dis country to save d life of his pple. We missed u. Reply this thread
facoontop | 1/18/2012 3:43:31 AM
nwane iwe ne wem mana yadi wa obu chukwu wetara chukwu were kwara ka obi ya zuru ike nam ndu kwa amen. Reply this thread
onwuegbu ijeoma | 1/18/2012 1:14:51 PM
i so much love him. my father mr fabian okakpu told us his children how he met ojukwu during the civil war and how he went to congo with him. he is a very good friend and brother to my father especially his late and first wife. maay his soul rest in perfect peace amen. Reply this thread
ij | 1/21/2012 6:35:22 PM
OH MY GOD, i cant believe he's dead. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE. WOW. Reply this thread
pinopino | 2/9/2012 7:38:21 AM
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