Friday, 26 February 2016

Exit Of An Icon: Amb. Buzopat's Dad Takes A Heroic Bow As A Legend


Hon. Barr .(Sir) Linus Mbaso (KSQ ) was a legal luminary, avid community developer, a phenomenal philanthropist, a member of the old Anambra State House of Assembly under his Excellency Chief Jim ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo from 1979- 83 and represented Nnewi south west constituency.

He had a charismatic disposition, a towering figure with sufficient mass, handsome and attractive complexion, MBASO has an  undiluted emotional intelligence and verbal agility with capacity to solve problem, meet challenges and create values.
Hon Barrister Mbaso the Eze Ifekaibeya 1 and Ochubalu Enyi Zugbuo Agu 1 of Ozubulu's sun set at dawn. His life and times was one of a lesson in pragmatism, determination, dexterity, creativity, astuteness, integrity and Godliness. These virtues combined to make him an institution and a genius in the court of law.

Until his death, Ambassador Mbaso was the oldest practicing lawyer in Nnewi Judicial division, the Chairman Anambra State Rent Tribunal (Nnewi zone.) The Chairman Nigeria Bar Association of his zone for numerous years.

An Iroko has indeed fallen, every where the echoes are heard, as a knight of Service and Quality- he was one of those who create something out of nothing and leave a mark for posterity to follow and prosperity will forever remember him for this. He was a legend distinguished by universal love for generosity, humanity and philanthropy.
He spearheaded the bringing of both customary and magistrate court to his home town, he attracted the mythological institute to his town and the Ozubulu modern market to mention but a few.

Hon. Barr. Sir Mbaso (KSQ) was everything to everyone , the total definition of Jack of all trade master of all, a Footballer, a Soldier, a Boxer, the law himself, a political war lord, a High chief, a community patriarch and a meeting point of all sides.
 
Widely admired and loved by his people, he was married to his heart-throb, academically charming, attractive and lovely wife lady (Mrs) Mary Mbaso and was blessed with amazing children who are forces to reckon with in the society; amongst his children are Hon. Owelle Onyeka Mbaso , the Senior Special Adviser to Anambra State Governor on political matters, Amb. (Mrs) Chibuzo Patrick (FCGM) MD/CEO of Meljenstin group of services, Barr. Amaka Mbaso  Company secretary and head of legal of a Multinational SET PLC Company, Mrs Salome Robert Principal Tai Solarin Secondary School, Mr Anolue Mbaso Trained ICT guru and Mrs Nkiru Ukpong Industrial Manager Dublin..

Speaking with Amb. Buzopat who is yet to come to terms with the reality, the astute woman said,  "while leaving my Dad on the night of his demise between the hours of 10pm, it never occurred to me that i was getting the last glimpse of a person i adored so much.
Then by 3am the words i dreaded, feared and never expect comes "your daddy is no more": like an arrow it hits first in the head,  then the heart, slowly the pains sinks into the bones,  my organs and my skin like a bullet ricocheting around a steel cavern. One moment i was jisting and cracking jokes with my dad, few hours later i was looking at him dead, i felt strange, helpless and shocked but looking at his legacies, i thank God for a life well spent".
 
According to the family, burial arrangement will be announced very soon. May the soul of the legal luminary and icon of irreparable lost rest in perfect peace Amen.