The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has expressed his condolence over the death of the Traditional Prime Minister of the people of Igbo Agwurusa and Ochimba of Okomoko community, Eze Mangnus Iheanyichukwu Nwuke.

The Minister said while consoling Chief Ogbonna Nwuke, a younger brother of the departed monarch who served as a former State Commissioner and member of the House of Representatives, “May his soul rest in the bosom of the Lord. Please accept my sympathy.”

Meanwhile, the Natural Ruler of Igbo Agwuruasa Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Eze Samuel Amaechi, has described Eze Magnus Nwuke,  Ogbuzor the  Third of Okomoko as a pillar of the chieftaincy institution in Etcheland.

Eze Amaechi who led a delegation of the Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs to Okomoko on a condolence visit Wednesday said the sudden demise of the late Ogbuzor of Okomoko came to him and the people of Igbo Agwuruasa Kingdom as a great shock.

Urging the family of the bereaved as well as the good people of Okomoko to take heart, Eze Amaechi said the contributions of Eze Nwuke to the advancement of the customs and traditions of the Etche people would never be forgotten.

He said Etche has lost an illustrious son and a man of peace who was God fearing, and prayed for the repose of his soul.

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Earlier, Kas Nwogu, the Secretary General of Ogbakor Etche, had welcomed the delegation of traditional rulers and chiefs to the community.

He said that Okomoko had enjoyed unparalleled peace and development under the able hand of Eze Nwuke.

According to him, Okomoko had declared a month of mourning during which its flag would fly at half-mast.

Nwogu noted that the community had lost a champion of peace, a unique traditional ruler and a man of outstanding experience whose reign ushered in unity and progress.

Eze Nwuke died early in the week after a brief illness. He is survived by wives and children, among whom are Prince Chima Nwuke, his first son.