Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has expressed sadness over the death of a foremost traditional ruler in Ukwa-Ngwa land, the revered Eze Dr Bernard Enweremadu, (Ezeukwu 1, of Ngwaukwu.
In a statement by his Media Adviser Uchenna Awom in Abuja on Sunday, Abaribe said his death has no doubt thrown the entire Ukwa-Ngwa nation into deep mourning adding that it is one death that has created a deep void and left a huge vacuum that would be very difficult to fill.
He said the people are yet to come to terms with this reality, knowing what Eze Enweremadu represents in the traditional institution not only in Ukwa-Ngwa or Abia State, but in Nigeria as a whole.
“As a custodian of our rich traditional heritage, Ezeukwu as we call him belongs to the class of highly respected post-colonial natural rulers, having ascended the throne at a relatively young age. He indeed belongs to the fast receding custodians of our people’s rich tradition and culture., who were imbued with wisdom and carriage that goes with royalty.
“Eze Enweremadu exuded panache and candour on the throne, while also being very close to the people. He was also successful in business and carried out philanthropic activities that benefited the people. He will be sorely missed”, Abaribe said.
Senator Abaribe however condoled with his family, Ukwa-Ngwa nation, the government and people of Abia State.