By Mokwugwo Solomon, Awka
First Republican Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi is dead.H
Hedied in the early hours of Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at the of 93; according to a statement issued by the deceased first son, Ezeana Tagbo Amechi.
A part of the statement reads, “With total deference to the will of God, the Ume Amechi Ezeana Ihinede family and the Umu Mmara kindred of Amihe Ukpor in Nnewi South LGA of Anambra State, announce the peaceful transition of our illustrious son, father and grandfather, Chief Mbazulike Amechi (Dara Akunwafo).
“We thank God for the fulfilled life that he lived – the lives that he touched and his services to God and country.
“We respectfully ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers at this time.
“Amechi died only one year after losing his wife, Chinelo Priscilla Amechi, who died in 2021, at the age of 91.
Traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Felix Onyimadu, said he heard of the demise of the foremost elder statesman; but that the family was yet to inform him officially.
The Hon. Commissioner for Environment in Anambra State, Chief Felix Odumegwu, who is from the community, also confirmed the development.
The President General of the Ukpor Improvement Union (UIU) Mr Izuchukwu Nwawulu, also confirmed the development to our reporter.
Born in 1929, Mbazulike Amechi, known as The Boy is Good, and Dara Akunwafo, was a foremost elder statesman, and member of the Zikist Movement, who later became the Secretary General of National Council of Nigeria and Cameron (NCNC), Youth Wing.