Father of Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President is dead. The death of His Royal Highness, Igwe Mathias Ekweremadu, the father of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has been communicated to the presidency.No details were immediately available about the circumstances of his passing on.
But President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed sadness over the news of the death of Ekweremadu’s father.A statement by Reuben Abati the presidential spokesman today said President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with sadness, news of the passing away of His Royal Highness, Igwe Mathias Ekweremadu, the father of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
Abati added that on behalf of himself, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria, President Jonathan commiserates with Senator Ekweremadu and the entire Ekweremadu Family of the Anekeoji Mpu Autonomous Community of Enugu State.
As they mourn their father and patriarch of the Ekweremadu family, the President urges Senator Ekweremadu, his siblings and other relatives to take solace in the knowledge that Igwe Ekweremadu lived to a grand old age, and in passing on, has left many worthy and exemplary legacies for his children and members of his community.
President Jonathan prays that God Almighty will grant Igwe Ekweremadu’s soul eternal rest.