Eulogies have continued to pour in for Late. Chief Onwuegbughiaha Michael Nwoke, Father of Hon. Ibe Michael Nwoke, the House of Representatives Candidate for Obingwa/Osisioma/Ugwunagbo Federal Constituency who died at the age of 78.
Speaking, at the burial conducted by the United Evangelical Church, Umuagwula, Obingwa Local Government Area, the officiating priest, Reverend T.O Ikpeoha eugolized the late Mr. Onwuegbughiaha Michael Nwoke as a devote christian who not only served God but trained his children in the way of the Lord. He added that the late Nwoke was also devoted to the things of God till death and prayed his children to continue in his legacies.
The clergy man who used the opportunity to remind Christians of the need to live a life worthy of emulation as everyone would be remembered by the legacies they lived by when they are long gone called on everyone to be conscious of where to spend eternity.
The YPP Guber Candidate, Engr. Enyinnaya Nwafor who maintained that death is the way of all mortals described the late Nwoke as a peacemaker, a man of integrity and humble. He recalled his encounter with the man while he lived and urged the children never to lose sight of the right upbringing they got from him while praying God to give them the fortitude to bear the huge loss, adding that the death of a father is very painful.
Also, the former House of Representatives member for Obingwa/Osisioma/Ugwunagbo Federal Constituency, Hon. Eziuche Ubani, Hon. Solomon Akpulonu, representing Obingwa East State Constituency, among others who spoke to newsmen noted that the late Nwoke popularly referred to as “Dee Gbuh” was upright man, devote christian and a man of his words. They urged the children to walk in his shoes as he left no one he met without an impact.
In his tribute, the YPP House of Representatives frontline contender for Obingwa/Osisioma/Ugwunagbo Federal Constituency, Hon. Ibe Michael Nwoke revealed that the father’s death though shocking thought him that nothing lasts forever and described him as a father everyone would love to have, a cheerleader, devote christian, dedicated, focused and a great family man.
He noted that his legacies would continue to live as long as they pass through the earth and promised do be there for their mother against all odds.
“You were a father anybody would want to have. You showed us the way of the Lord at an early stage and also thought us that only hard-work and wealth gotten legitimately lasts forever. How could I forget our times together? when we ran Mike & Sons Business, even when you allowed me take charge of the accounts and it doesn’t balance, as my pal you would understand and smile at me”. “We Farmed together, laughed together and did so much more. You made me understand the value of money at a very young age, you had a word for every situation, you thought me never to give up no matter what life throws at me”, he said.
“Even on your sick bed, you would always say to me “Ibe, hold unto God firmly, everything is gonna be ok”. Papa, you struggled to live, you fought so hard to still stay alive for us, if it was in your powers, we won’t be here with heavy hearts to pay our last respect to you, but because it pleases the Lord, we cannot question Him.”
‘As your body is interred to mother earth today, it is my promise to you that I will live by the legacies you left behind and the words you left with me”, he added.
The Late. Chief Onwuegbughiaha Michael Nwoke is survived by his wife, children, grand children and a host of others too numerous to mention.
The event attracted the creme de la creme of Abia politics including Hon. Eziuche Ubani, Former House of Representatives Member, Obingwa/Osisioma/Ugwunagbo Federal Constituency, Engr. Enyinnaya Nwafor, YPP Guber Candidate, His Deputy Chima Anyaso, Hon. Darlington Nwokocha, Representating Isiala Ngwa North and South Federal Constituency and Abia Central Labour Party Senatorial Candidate, Hon.Solomon Akpulonu,Obingwa East State Constituency House of Assembly Member, Prof. Ikechi Mgbeoji, Comissioner for Agriculture, Elder Godwin Nna, Hon. Mkpuruoma Aligha, Mr. Aaron Ikechukwu, Permanent Secretary, Ministey of Lands, among others.