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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Eyiboh pays tribute to ex-Biafran leader

The Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Commiittee on Civil Society and Donor Agencies Eseme Eyiboh yesterday described the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu was a patriot.

Eyiboh, in a statement, said Ojukwu championed the cause of justice.

He said: “The demise of Ojukwu has unveiled the challenge of injustice in the pursuit of Nationalism. The evolution of our sovereignty cannot be complete if we only mumble in the inner recesses of our minds the desire for justice for all, without necessarily revisiting the manifest reason for that cause, His Excellency, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu-Ojukwu championed.

Nigeria today is fast becoming an elephant with clay on its feet and the paradox of its unfortunate state is its stunted growth occasioned by injustice, corruption and lack of national consciousness amidst clement weather, persevering population and great human and material resource pool.

  “Dim Ojukwu represented in life an epitome of a candle that lost nothing in lighting others and in death, a chapter in our seeming desire for unity in diversity and national consciousness. No tribute befits a general of a populist cause, more than our collective determination to effect justice for all and enforce the rule of law that is no respecter of any religion, tribe or man. ‘General’ Ojukwu never lived long enough, but his life of courage and common humanity was good and long enough. He impacted our world and bestrode the corridor of humanity in many uncommon ways.”

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