Abia state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof Gregory Ibe has lamented the demise of Nigeria’s first Aviation Minister Chief Mbazulike Amechi.
Reacting to the obituary announcement made by the family of the deceased former minister, Prof Ibe decried the lose of the political activist better known by the nickname ‘The Boy is Good’ barely one year after the death of his wife Iyom Chinelo Amechi.
According to Prof Ibe, ” I am devasted by the death of our most cherished political icon and nationalist Chief Mbazulike Amechi alias The Boy is Good, barely one year after the demise of his wife Iyom Chinelo Amechi.
“I feel particularly pained because while alive Chief Mbazulike took personal interest in my socio-political engagements and volunteered to coach and mentor me”..
Prof Ibe stated that he was privileged to play host to the late statesman in his Uturu country home many times during his life tenure, stressing, “I will forever cherish the productive impacts of my unforgettable moments with The Boy is Good. Even at old age he exuded so much passion for societal development that it was overwhelmingly contagious”
Recalling the selfless contributions of Chief Amechi to the Igbo cause, especially on the platform of the World Igbo Summit, which his university organizes annually, Prof Ibe vowed to “immortalize the legacies of the former minister by naming a befitting structure in Gregory University Uturu after him”.
He therefore enjoined members of the Amechi family, Anambarians, Ndigbo and Nigerians as a whole to bear the passage of the renowned political activist with fortitude.