It was a solemn show of solidarity, when a delegation of the Wike Solidarity Movement (WSM) led by Hon. (Sir) Dr. Gabriel Pidomson, the Chairman, Board of Trustee, paid a condolence visit to the family home of Late. Sir. Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma (SAN), the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Rivers State, who passed on to eternal glory yesterday, after an illness.
The delegation was received by Rt. Hon. Igochukwu Aguma, younger brother of the late legal luminary, as well as his other siblings.
While introducing the BoT Chairman, and the delegation to the Aguma family, Hon. Achinike Wonodi, the National Organizing Secretary WSM expressed his dismay on hearing the sad news, and also revealed he was a kinsman of the Agumas.
In his speech, the BoT Chairman, Hon. Pidomson stated that the legal legend “had the height of a king, the voice of a veteran newscaster and the mind of a colossus, but chose the path of those we call the learned”. He expressed his heartfelt condolence, disclosing that the Late SAN, before his demise, was a supporter of WSM until his death hence his demise is ” a colossal loss not only to the legal profession and Rivers State, but to Nigeria at large”.
In his response, Hon. Igochukwu thanked Hon. Pidomson and the WSM family, stating that the death of his older brother was a shock, as they had spoken two days before the sad event, without him having an inkling of what was to happen. He further stated that his older brother taught him that “life is not all about politics, it’s also about relationship, and this world is a short race, remember to make the best out of it”. Revealing that even though they were of different political parties, it never affected their relationship as brothers.
He promised to get the WSM family involved in the obsequies.
The visit ended with a prayer for the bereaved family, taken by Mrs. Joy Oyaghiri-Fagbemi. And the signing of the condolence register by the BoT Chairman, Hon. Dr. Gabriel Pidomson, on behalf of WSM.
Joy Oyaghiri-Fagbemi (Engr).
Reporting for WSM.