Ezekwesili mourns former US congressman John Lewis

Oby Ezekwesili

Former presidential candidate Oby Ezekwesili on Monday mourned former United States’ member of House of Representatives John Lewis.

Mr Lewis died on July 17, 2020, about a month after Mrs Ezekwesili lost her mother Cecilia Ujubuonu.

Ezekwesili said in a tweet that she missed the civil rights activist’s “rare wisdom” and “kindness”.

“My profile pictures today are with someone who was quite dear to my heart, @repjohnlewis! He died about the same time as I was grieving the passing of my unforgettable Nnem,” she wrote.

“I terribly miss the rare wisdom and kindness of #MyBigBrother John as I called him.”

Ezekwesili’s mother died on June 21, 2020, after a battle with cancer.