Njideka Ezeife, the wife of a former governor of Anambra who is also an an elder statesman, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, is dead. Njideka died after a brief illness at a US hospital as disclosed in a statement released by Prof Charles Nwekeaku, secretary of Igbo Elders Forum. Nwekeaku said the former first lady had planned to return to Nigeria on Monday, December 13, but fell sick suddenly.
The statement read: “With great pains and total submission to the will of God, I write to inform our distinguished Igbo Elders of the transition to the great beyond of Her Excellency, Chief (Mrs) Njideka Ezeife, former First Lady of Anambra State and wife of our Chairman, His Excellency, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife after a brief illness in the United States of America.
“Our members are enjoined to commiserate with the Ezeife family and remember them in prayers.” Meanwhile, Ezeife had told those threatening legal action against the outcome of the recent governorship election in the state to back down. Ezeife further stated that the southeast does not want “another court-imposed governor” in the region. According to him, Igbo people around the world are satisfied with the poll, which he said would have been frustrating had if it had a different outcome. The elder statesman, admonished that no one should capitalise on any innocuous error during the exercise to scuttle its outcome.