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Torrents of encomiums poured in last Saturday, May 29, 2021 as the remains of late Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai was laid to rest in his Asaga Ohafia, country home.
The service for his interment was conducted by the Presbyterian Church, Nigeria. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who was there described the deceased as not just a friend, but an Elder brother.
Late Ukpai, he noted, was a good friend and ally who exhibited courage, loyalty and wisdom.
Late Ukpai, according to him, cannot die “except when we throw away those legacies that he lived and died for” and assured that as his friend he will take care of late Ukpai’s immediate family.
The Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu said that the deceased was a dependable ally, political juggernaut and a recurring decimal in Abia politics, who made great contributions to the development of Ohafia and Abia State.
Former Senate President, Senator Adolphus Wabara and the Speaker Abia House of Assembly, Chief Chinedum Orji all described late Chief Ukpai as a good man whose death has created a big vacuum in the state and assured that he will not be forgotten.
In a sermon earlier, The Most Rev Dr Ekpeyong Akpanika, described death is a leveler and enjoined people to live with eternity in view.
He reminded the living that the life they live is not theirs as God could demand it any time, stressing that there is no repentance in the grave.
In a biography on behalf of the family, the younger brother to the deceased, Elder Ndukwe Ukpai, said that his late Elder brother was a man of many parts, very accommodating and was a true and faithful party man who loved his Asaga Community and Abia State with passion.
Late Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai who died at the age of 67 was until his death, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the governor and is survived by his wife, Mrs Uchenna Agwu Ukpai, three Children and host of other relations.
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