Igwe Mathias Ekweremadu, father of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu passes on to glory.

Our prayers are with the family of  Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on the death of his father,  His Royal Highness, Igwe Mathias Ekweremadu.

Confirming   news of the demise to IMO STATE BLOG,   the  Special Adviser on Media to Sen.Ekweremadu, Mr.Uche Anichekwa disclosed that Igwe Mathias Ekweremadu passed on to glory in the early hours of Thursday morning (March 29th, 2012) after a brief illness at the University Teaching Hospital, Enugu.  He  was aged  82 years.


Before his demise, Igwe Mathias Ekweremadu was the traditional ruler of Anekeoji Mpu Autonomous Community in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State.

A press statement from the  Deputy President of the Senate  described his late father as a  disciplinarian who was  compassionate, accommodating, and led an exemplary life.

Indeed, Igwe Mathias Ekweremadu bows out from earth as a contented gentleman. We thank him for giving us a leader in the  person of Senator Ike Ekweremadu who he has raised to be one of the greatest leaders  Nigeria can boast of today.

We pray that the Lord grants the Ekweremadu Family the fortitude to bear the loss.  Rephrasing the  the words of Senator Ike Ekweremadu himself  from his tribute speech to Ojukwu, one thing is certain, Igwe Ekweremadu’s  house will not fall neither will the crows and vultures  patch the legacy he leaves behind.


Burial arrangements will be announced by the family at a later date.

Adieu Igwe! Laa nu udo!




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