The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Enugu North Senatorial zone Campaign Council has described the demise of Igwe Spencer Ugwuoke as a huge loss to the entire Wawa land.
His Royal Highness, Igwe Spencer Ugwuoke, the late traditional ruler of Obimo community, in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, mounted the throne at the age of 35 years.
He was regarded as the oldest reigning traditional ruler in Enugu State.
A delegation to his palace in Obimo was led by Barr. Vincent Egechukwu Obetta, the Director-General, PDP Enugu North Senatorial Zone Campaign Council.
Other members of the entourage included Hon. Festus Onogwu, coordinator, Nsukka Local Government Area, Hon. Ogbons Idike, coordinator, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area, as well as Hon. Emeka Asogwa, a former protocol officer, Enugu Government House, Comrade Ugwu Adolphus, Hon. Tony Nwagbo, Mrs. Chidiebere Eze, Mrs. Georgina Odigbo and Mrs. Obioma Eze, all members of the campaign council.
In his remarks, the campaign DG, Obetta said the entire Wawa land was in grief over the passage of the monarch.
“We are pained because our late revered monarch was known for his support for the Wawa land; he was known for saying things the way he sees it.
“He was great, courageous, an icon of Wawa land; we have lost an iroko. The shoes he left are too big.
“He became Igwe at the age of 35; that’s a rare feat and it should serve as a source of consolation. We are here to let you know that it is a loss not just for your family, Obiomo community, Enugu State but beyond,” Obetta said.
He told the family that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State was also deeply pained by the loss and would in due course come to commiserate with the family.
In a response, the wife of the late monarch, Lolo Joy Ugwuoke and his son, Prince Chukwudi, respectively, said they were highly appreciative of the visit.
DAILY POST reports that His Royal Majesty, Igwe Spencer Ugwuoke, is one of the oldest traditional rulers in the South-east, having reigned as the monarch of the highly-populated Obimo Community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State for over four decades.