Punch reports that presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February General Elections, Atiku Abubakar on Saturday buried his father-in-law, Chief Chukwuka Iwenjiora in Onitsha, Anambra State.
A former President, Goodluck Jonathan, Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha and a former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi were among the dignitaries who paid their last respects to the late Iwenjiora.
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Iwenjiora, father of Atiku’s wife, Jennifer was born on June 4, 1929 and died on January 26.
In his tribute, Jonathan, accompanied by his wife, Dame Patience described the nonagenarian as “a man of great resources and compassion.”
“His unwavering desire to build human capital endeared him to many in his community and beyond.
In a condolence message, Atiku described his father-in-law as a “patriot whose love for the country was immeasurable.”“His great accomplishments and dedication to work inspired the younger generation mostly in the academia and business world.“He was committed to the unity of our beloved country and a tremendous gift to the South East region,” Jonathan said.
” His greatest worry was national unity and the security of our people.He said the late Iwenjiora was always pained whenever something happened that threatened Nigeria’s unity.
“Among other things, a well-run and well -funded public education system, as well as greater mobility and social interaction of our people, can help meet those challenges”.
Ihedioha, on his part, said the late nonagenarian died a great patriot.
Iwenjiora is survived by 13 children, 28 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relations.
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