Emotions were high as contemporaries pay tribute at the Christian Wake and Service of Songs held in honour of former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme.
The event, which was organised by the Diocese of Enugu, Anglican Communion turned out to be a carnival of songs by the choral group of the diocese.
A former Justice of the Appeal Court, Eugene Ubaezuonu urged the family not to allow the memory of the late father to fizzle out.
Ubaezuonu, who is also an associate of the late sage recounted how he nominated Ekwueme to run as vice president with Alhaji Shehu Shagari in the second republic, he added that Ekwueme’s outstanding character earned him the position as vice president.
He disclosed that the intervention of late Ekwueme on national issues were outstanding, stating that “Ekwueme came out of politics poorer than he went in, he said politics was not all about personal aggrandizement but service to the people.
Meanwhile, the immediate family of the deceased in their tribute delivered by Mr. Obi Ekwueme said they were left with the challenge of replicating the legacies of their father.