Ugwuanyi embraces Ekweremadu at public function

Mourners stunned as Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi spreads his arms and embraces Sen Ike Ekweremadu at a funeral yesterday.

The curious hug and outward show of affection took place yesterday at Ihe Town in Awgu LGA of Enugu State.

The embrace at Ihe

Both came to honour a popular traditional ruler, Igwe Goddy Ekoh, whose remains were interred yesterday.

Igwe Ekoh, a justice and peace ambassador chaired Awgu Local Government Area Traditional Rulers Council until his demise.

Both the Governor and the Senator stormed the event with their political allies and supporters.

The hitherto close friends and allies have become bitter political rivals based on the Senator’s bid to succeed the governor.

The Governor’s media people downplayed his attendance at Ihe while playing up attendance at another burial event.

On his own, Senator Ekweremadu this morning took to Facebook to eulogise the late popular traditional ruler.

Ugwuanyi and Ekweremadu embrace
Late Igwe Goddy N. Ekoh, Ezeudo III

“I was at Ihe, Awgu LGA, Enugu State, to pay my last respect to His Royal Grace, Igwe Goddy Nwanze Ekoh (JP).

“He was a preeminent traditional ruler, an ambassador for peace, epitome of humility, a strong believer in the grace of God, lover of the people, and a man of unimpeachable integrity.

“In fact, he represented everything good about royalty and who we are as a people.

“He was the Chairman the Awgu LGA Traditional Rulers Council and member, Enugu State Traditional Rulers Council.

“May his soul rest in peace. Amen.”

Although he shared pictures of the hug, there were no comments associated with it.

The Governor, on the other hand, is yet to publicise his visit or share pictures of the event.

Ugwuanyi embraces Ekweremadu at public function