Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The All Progressives Congress, (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Dr Dakuku Peterside has described the late Eze Egi of Egiland in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, Eze Kingdom Elemchukwu Elenwa as an epitome of courage, peace and justice.
Peterside made the remarks yesterday at the burial ceremonies of the late king at Akabuka in Egi kingdom. According to the APC chieftain, these virtues of fairness, impartiality and fearlessness characterized the royal life of the Eze during his reign.
He said the passage of the respected king is a loss, not only to Egi people but also to Rivers State and all lovers of peace and justice all over the world.
The late Eze Elenwa, Dr Peterside added, spent most of his time on the throne fighting for the good of his people.
“He lived sacrificially and believed that justice and peace must go hand in hand. Today, he is remembered and appreciated for leaving a lasting legacy”.
He therefore charged the people of Egi not to despair but to remain united and to always be guided by truth, love for one another, desire for unity and all the good things that the late king stood for.
The burial ceremony of the late monarch was attended by people from all walks of life including the representative of Rivers state Governor, Hon. EMMA Okah, Chief Godpower Ake, Hon. Honourable Asita, APC Deputy Governorship candidate, among others.
In his remarks, Chief G U Ake paid glowing tribute to the late monarch whom he described as a man that was not afraid of anything except God. He said the late monarch during his life time, was ready to pay any sacrifice for truth, justice and peace.
Ake rounded off his speech by publicly acknowledging former Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for giving fulfillment to the several decades struggle of the Egi People.