Friday, August 21

Old Anambra speaker, Enemchukwu dies at 75

The speaker of the old Anambra State House of Assembly during the second republic, Chief Ifeanyichukwu Enemchukwu has passed on. He was 75 years old.

Enemchukwu, who held the title of Oba of Oba in Idemili South local government area, was the speaker of the old Anambra State, comprising the present Anambra and Enugu states and some parts of Ebonyi State between 1979 and 1983.

The speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mrs. Rita Maduagwu read a letter from the Enemchukwu family on the floor of the House after which a minute silence was observed in his honour.

The lawmakers also held a special session in his honour, with most of the legislators describing the late Enemchukwu as a lawmaker whose contributions during the second republic helped to shape the country’s democracy.They also called for the immortalization of the former speaker by the state government.

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