A Non-Governmental Organisation known as Global Centre for Peace and Justice based in Umuahia, Abia State, has described the news of the death of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegu Ojukwu as akin to a â€˜partial strokeâ€™ for the Igbo nation.
In a release signed by its president, Anthony Agbazuere, said that the news of the death of Ikemba Nnewi came to them as a rude shock.
Agbazuere said that this has reinforced the truism that man, no matter how great, is a mere mortal who must be humbled one day by death.
He said: â€œI therefore call on all our leaders and all men and women to learn to do justice to the people and society; they should be patriotic, humble, corruption-free, and show love and not hatred to one another, for this world is vanity.
â€œI mourn Ikemba, who was like a second father to me and the strength of the Igbo race. Indeed, with the death of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the Igbo nation has suffered a partial strokeâ€.
In the same vein, the Abia State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Don Ubani, has said that the death of the Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Emeka Ojukwu, would set the hand of the clock backward for Igbo race.
Ubani, in a statement in Umuahia, said with the death of Ojukwu, the entire Igbo race have lost one of those who are ever ready to fight for the cause of the Igbo man irrespective of where he comes from so long as he speaks the language.