Akpabio, Soludo, Obi bid late Sen. Okonkwo farewell

Thu, Aug 31, 2023
By editor


SEN Annie Okonkwo, who died in the United States on June 8, was buried at Ojoto, Idemili North Local Government of Anambra on Wednesday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

He was aged 63.

Our correspondent, who covered the burial, reports that Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Gov. Charles Soludo of Anambra and Mr Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, were among dignitaries that bid him farewell.

The funeral service held at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Ojoto, also attracted Dr Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson Group of Companies, former aviation minister Osita Chidoka, among others.

Okonkwo represented Anambra Central Senatorial District from 2007 to 2011, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Also at the burial were traditional rulers while masquerades of all grades bid the politician farewell and entertained dignitaries and other sympathisers.

Mr Uche Harry Okonkwo, son of the deceased, who currently represents Idemili North/South in the Federal House of Representatives, received the guests and thanked them for identifying with the family at its dark moment.

NAN reports that sympathisers, who spoke at the funeral, described Okonkwo in glowing terms and prayed God to grant him eternal rest. (NAN


-Aug. 31, 2023 @ 07:19 GMT |