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He was a great fighter – Goddy Uwazurike mourns Prince Emeka Obasi



Senator T.A. Orji mourns Prince Emeka Obasi T.A. Orji, Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial Zone, has condoled with the family of Late Prince Emeka Obasi, the award winning journalist and publisher of Business Hallmark Newspaper, who passed on in a Lagos hospital on 16th March, after an illness. While Signing the condolence register at the palatial home of Prince Obasi in Ahiaeke lbeku, the Senator Orji stressed that the late veteran journalist was a good man, successful and had a good heart. He recalled the good working relationship they had while the late journalist was commissioner for information in Abia state while he was chief of staff. He urged the family to take heart, while praying the Almighty God to grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss. Orji was received by Hon Okezie Obasi, the younger brother of Prince Emeka Obasi, who is a house of Assembly hopeful for Umuahia East State Constituency. Also on ground to receive Senator Orji, were the traditional ruler of Azueke Ibeku acient kingdom, HRM, Eze Emmanuel Okechukwu Onwubuariri; Deacon Okezie Onyemuwa; Hon Henry Egesi; Chief Ikechukwu Onuoha; Hon Tony Onyeweaku; Hon Chidiebere Nwachuku; Austin Poku Onyeweaku; Prince Tony Onyems and many others.

Chief Goddy Uwazurike, president emeritus of Igbo think tank group, Aka Ikenga, has described Prince Emeka Obasi as a great fighter who didn’t allow challenges to stop him.

Obasi, a veteran journalist, publisher, author and PR guru passed away on Tuesday at 58.

Recalling the man he was, Uwazurike, in a condolence message on Wednesday, said he lived a very active life and believed in Ndigbo till the end of his life.

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“Emeka Obasi is gone! He was a fighter. He lived with a debilitating illness for years. He didn’t allow it to stop him,” Uwazurike said.

“Now, it’s over. He lived an active life. He believed in Ndigbo till the end.”

Uwazurike recalled an encounter with Obasi during his late father’s burial, noting that it was an event that brought together the whole is who in Nigeria.

“IBB and other top Generals attended the burial of the father of Emeka in Umuahia Ibeku some years ago. I teased him that he is a great man to have IBB at his Dad’s funeral. His answer? Small me!!!”
It’s a vintage Emeka response to anyone once he is presented as an influencial man !!.

“Zik’s Leadership Prize became an international success essentially because of the drive of Emeka. He was very intelligent and never accepted excuses for failing to do a satisfactory work.

“When cometh another Emeka!”

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