The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife (Iyom), Friday, May 14, 2021, and members of her campaign organization, joined the PDP Vice Presidential candidate in the last elections and former governor of Anambra state, HE Peter Obi to pay last respects to the late Sir Dr. Basil Nwankwo.
Late Sir Dr. Nwankwo, a renowned medic was until his death, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, (COOUTH) Amaku, Awka, Anambra state.
The Requiem Mass which was held at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Ifitedunu was celebrated by the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev Paulinus C. Ezeokafor and had in attendance the governor of Anambra state, HE Chief Willie Obiano, many government officials, Knights of the Catholic Church, CKC Old Boys, staff of COOUTH and other dignitaries.
Delivering the sermon, Bishop Ezeokafor charged Christians not to lose faith in God, adding that heaven will be the reward for those who kept the commandments of God. The Bishop reminded all that we are on a journey on earth and one day we will die. He eulogized the late CMD of COOUTH, noting that he was a good man in his community and the church.
Bishop Ezeokafor decried the security situation in the country, urging that the responsibility of every government is security of lives and property.
Speaking to the press shortly after the requiem mass, Ekwunife described the deceased as an institution, stating that “we lost a gem and medical practitioner par excellence”. She said that anybody that came in contact with Dr. Nwankwo will testify that he was an excellent personality. The Senator noted that she led members of her campaign organization to mourn the late medic, adding that she had a very cordial relationship with the deceased. Ekwunife prayed God to grant the late Basil Nwankwo eternal rest in heaven.
Ekwunife however on behalf of her family and campaign organization extended condolences to the entire bereaved family.
Dr. Nwankwo who was appointed CMD of COOUTH on August, 4, 2017 and died on March 9, 2021 was a family friend to Chief Larry and Senator Uche Ekwunife.
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