Obi, Orient Daily, National Light MD, others mourn Ekwerekwu
By Phil Okose, Onitsha
The former governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi, Orient Daily newspaper and National Light newspaper, last Sunday, in Onitsha, Anambra state, condoled with the family of late Chief Eustace O. O. Ekwerekwu. Ekwerekwu was the landlord of the building that houses a number of media houses in Onitsha.
In his tribute, Obi, who attended the same school, Christ the King College, (C.K.C.) with the deceased, said the family had lost a peace maker.
In her tribute, on behalf of the Orient Daily team, the newspaper’s administrative manager, Mrs. Ngozi Obiogbolu, reiterated the inevitability of death for all humans and urged the widow, Dorathy Ekwerekwu, to hope in God.
The Orient Daily team, which included the administrative officer of the company, Oscar Okonkwo, the Onitsha correspondent, Phil Okose and the Onitsha circulation representative, Mr. Samuel Egbutulu, prayed God to guide and protect the entire family as they mourn their loved one.
Earler, the managing director of National Light newspaper, Sir Chuka Nnabuife, expressed shock over the sudden demise of the deceased and urged the bereaved family to take heart.
A cousin of the deceased, Barr. Harold Ekwerekwu, said that, “Eustace died and left a legacy of positive experiences for anyone who took the time to know him”. “Good people die every day yet not all of them affirm for us the goodness in humanity the way late king Eustace did”, he stated.
Ekwerekwu died at 60 years of age.