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By Chizoba Okeke Anastasia Agunwa Gloria Abugu  :

The Anambra State House of Assembly has on Thursday held a valedictory session at the legislative complex in Awka to honor the late Anthony Chukwuemeka Ezechinwoye, who passed away at the age of 64. 

Late Ezechinwoye who was a former President-General of Oraukwu community, represented Idemili North Constituency at the 4th Assembly between 2007-2011 and was the House Committee Chairman on Health.

Anambra Assembly Speaker Mr Somtochukwu Udeze in his tribute on behalf of the 8th Assembly, commiserated with the Ezechinwoye family, stating that the late former lawmaker was an accomplished parliamentarian who made significant impact in the lives of his constituents both within and outside the chambers.

Mr Udeze maintained that the late Ezechinwoye during his time as a lawmaker attracted dividends of democracy to ndi Idemili North constituency with massive empowerment programs.

“He was among the few members of the 4th assembly I have always look-out for because of his quiet disposition to life. 

” He was a good family man, a philanthropist, community leader, a devoted Christian whose life and times were impressive. 

“I urge the family members especially the wife and children to uphold the legacies of late Ezechinwoye.

The Speaker prayed God to give the immediate family the fortitude to bear the greatest lost.

The member representing Idemili North Mr Kingsley Udemezue, Mr Chukwuebuka Igwe (Idemili South), Mr Ejike Okechukwu (Anaocha two) and the Majority Leader, Mr Ikenna Ofodeme (Ekwusigo) in their separate tributes hailed the impact of the late former lawmaker in his constituency.

” Today calls for sober reflection because we all will pass through this journey and we will be remembered by our deeds while on earth. 

“His representation cannot be forgotten. While living, lets make good impact. We encourage the family to be hopeful and courageous’. The lawmakers submitted. 

Also the Deputy Speaker of the 4th Assembly,  Mr Afam Obi, Mr Joseph Dimobi (Anaocha two 2003-2011), Mr Uche Ogbonna and Mr Emma Udegbunam who represented Njikoka one constituency, described the late former lawmaker as a good man, peace maker, an epitome of humility and tolerance who was cheerful, contented, passionate about his constituency, committed in serving humanity and bared their burden. 

” His death is a big loss to humanity. He believed in team work and played his part as a legislature. We pray that the angels welcome him in paradise.”

The house adjourned to reconvene on Tuesday 28 May 2024.

* Okeke, Agunwa and Abugu are of the Ministry of Information, Anambra State*



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