President Bola Tinubu has commiserated with the family of Chief George Uwechue, Owelle of Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State, and the Nigerian legal community over his demise.
Tinubu sent his condolence message in a statement issued by the presidential spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale.
The late Uwechue, who died at the age of 85, was a senior advocate for Nigeria and former chairman of Nigeria’s Body of Benchers.
Tinubu, while expressing his heartfelt sympathy, described the death of the elder statesman as a sad loss, extolling his contributions to the legal profession as well as to Nigeria.
In the statement, Tinubu said, “Chief Uwechue was an outstanding lawyer. He was also a leader through and through. He will be sorely missed for his deep insights and legal acumen, in addition to the incredible contributions he made to his community, state, Nigeria, and beyond. May God Almighty grant him rest and his family the strength to bear this painful loss.”
The late Chief Uwechue was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 1993. He remained a member of the Inner Bar for three decades. In 1990, he was appointed a member of the Body of Benchers, a position he held until he was appointed Chairman of the Body of Benchers in 2010.