Gov Orji Expresses Shock over Uwechue’s Death

By Chinedum Kalu

Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has expressed shock over the news of the death of former Presidebt-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ambassador Ralph Uwechue who died recently in an Abuja hospital at the age of 80.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, Governor Orji who described Uwechue's death as unfortunate, said he died at a period when his wealth of Experience and services were needed especially at the proposed national conference.

Governor Orji who is the Chairman of South-east Governors' Forum, said late Uwechue had left his footprints in the sands of time adding that he deserved a befitting burial.

'I received the news of his death with shock. Unfortunately, death is what awaits everybody. He had left footprints in the sands of time. As a revered leader he will be given a befitting burial.

'I pray to God to give his immediate family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Though his exit was painful but you should be comforted that he served his fatherland to the best of his ability. My heartfelt sympathy also goes to the government and people of Delta State. They should see their son's death as an act of God. I pray that his gentle soul rests in peace.'