The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, has conveyed his heartfelt sorrow and anguish following the passing of Chief Annie Okonkwo, the former Senator who represented Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
Chief Okonkwo, fondly referred to as “Okaka Ojoto,” left a significant impact during his time in public service, and Governor Soludo mourns his loss.
Senator Okonkwo died on Wednesday after almost recovering from a brief illness.
His demise, which came as a shock to many, occurred just a few days to the inauguration ceremony of his son, Uchenna Harris Okonkwo, who is the House of Representatives Member-elect for Idemili North and South Federal Constituency, Anambra State.
Governor Soludo noted that as a prominent son of Anambra State who hails from Ojoto in Idemili South Local Government Area of the State, the late Senator Okonkwo has paid his own dues trying to serve the State.
The Governor, on behalf of Anambra State Government and the entire people of the State, commiserates with the family and friends of the deceased over this painful loss.
The Governor further prayed that the good Lord grants his soul eternal rest and the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss!