Revered Traditional Ruler, Philanthropist, Elder statesman and one of the oldest Traditional rulers in the South East region, His Royal Highness, Eze Chibueze Agbo is dead.
He was until his death, the Agaba Idu II of Izhia Kingdom, in Ohaukwu local government area and he passed on at the age of 81.
The late monarch who ascended the Izhia kingdom traditional stool in 1978, died at the age of 81.
His death was announced by his family and cabinet at his palace on Tuesday.
His Eldest Son, Prince Chinedu Chibueze Agbo who announced his death noted that the Community has lost its Leader.
“The great protector of our people has gone to the great beyond”, he wailed.
Also speaking, one of his sons and former Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Ndubuisi Chibueze Agbo described the late monarch as an enigma and collossus.
Prince Agbo, who was also a former Commissioner for Education in the state noted that the family is grateful that he left a lot of legacies for which he will be remembered.
“He was among the founding fathers of Ebonyi State. He was the treasurer of Ebonyi state movement. He also attracted the College of Medicine to Abakaliki when the state was part of Enugu state amongst other legacies”
The traditional Prime Minister of the palace, Chief Emmanuel Onweaka also eulogised the late monarch describing him as a peacemaker.
He announced that the burial will take place on November 28.