Ikpeazu mourns as Abia loses founding father, Anagha Ezikpe

Abia State lost an elder statesman and one of the founding fathers, Ezeogo Anagha Ezikpe, on Christmas day.

Ezeogo (Dr) Anagha Ezikpe, who died at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, was until his death, the chairman of the Abia Elders Advisory Council. He was also a Medical Doctor.

According to the state Commissioner for Trade and Investment, John Okiyi Kalu, the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu who received in audience a delegation of traditional rulers from Abiriba kingdom led by the Enachioken of Abiriba, HRM Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu at his Aba Lodge, was informed of the death of Dr. Ezikpe by his first son, George Ezikpe.

Responding, Governor Ikpeazu expressed deep pains and sadness over Ezikpe’s death and described the late elder statesman as his mentor who taught him many virtues during their meetings.

“Ezeogo has no copies available, so where are we going to find another Ezeogo? Where are we going to find people that are so frank, so selfless, so transparent, so bold, so committed to the service of other people, the community, and the society?

“such people as Ezeogo are very rare to find and cannot be replaced. A big pillar of support for this state has collapsed”, the governor lamented.

Born 2nd February, 1930, Ezeogo Anagha Ezikpe who was one of the founding members of the PDP in Abia State and also one of the founding fathers of Abia State died on Christmas Day after he slumped during a meeting of the Advisory Council and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, where he was later pronounced dead.

He hails from Abiriba, in Ohafia LGA.

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