Ubeku, A Statesman And Father To All, Says Gov Uduaghan
Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has described the late Dr Abel
Kprogidi Ubeku as a statesman, outstanding academic and father to all
beyond his family where he was the patriarch.
Reacting to the news of the demise of the first indigenous Managing
Director of Guinness Nigeria, the Governor in a statement by Felix Ofou,
his Press Secretary also described the late Ubeku as a good natured
personality who harboured no malice and thought no evil towards others.
“One factor that played out each time you met the late Ubeku was his good
natured personality. For a man who had attained such an enviable height in
life, you are also struck by his unmistakeable humility and open
handedness. You immediately see the traits of a statesman”, he pointed
Governor Uduaghan said Dr Ubeku's wisdom and wise jokes will be greatly
missed by him and all those who had the good fortune of having an
encounter with the man while alive, adding that the former presidential
aspirant was a father to him.
“High Chief Ubeku was a man endowed with abundant wisdom. His bag of jokes
were almost inexhaustible. Yet, you could not doubt his sound academic
stature or brilliance. That was why he was like a father to me. It is
really hard to imagine that such an iconic figure has gone to meet the
Creator of the universe”, he enthused.
The governor stated that the death was a big blow to Nigeria, Delta State,
the Isoko nation, where the deceased hailed from as well as the entire
Ubeku family and therefore prayed God to grant all those affected, the
fortitude to bear the loss