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Anambra govt, PDP consoles Ozigbo, Amilo families over patriarchs’ death

By Lawrence Njoku (Enugu) and Uzoma Nzeagwu (Awka)
05 January 2022   |   4:09 am
Anambra State government and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have commiserated with PDP’s candidate in the November 6, 2021 governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo over the death of his father, Chief Andrew Nwafor Ozigbo.

[FILES] Valentine Ozigbo as the Anambra State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

As Ugwuanyi mourns Obi, visits deceased’ family 

Anambra State government and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have commiserated with PDP’s candidate in the November 6, 2021 governorship election, Valentine Ozigbo over the death of his father, Chief Andrew Nwafor Ozigbo.

The state government also condoled with the Amilo family of Enugwu Ukwu in Njikoka Council, over the demise of former member of the House of Assembly and Commissioner for Information and Culture between 2003 and 2006, Chief Charles Amilo, who died on December 31 at 76.

A statement issued, yesterday, by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, said: “Both men were distinguished by high principles and commitment to the public good.

History will be kind to Amilo, the Udo Obodo of Enugwu Ukwu na Umunri and Pa Ozigbo, the Omenyili of Amesi, Aguata Council of Anambra State for working for the common good”.

Adinuba said that Governor Willie Obiano and Prof. Charles Soludo have commiserated with both families over the death of their patriarchs and prayed God for the repose of their souls.

MEANWHILE, Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has expressed grief over the demise of former military governor of Osun and Abia states, Col. Anthony Uzoma Obi (rtd.).

A statement issued by his family, revealed that Obi, an indigene of Akpugo in Nkanu West Council of Enugu State, died on Saturday, January 1, 2022. 

Ugwuanyi, who was accompanied by representative of Nkanu West/Nkanu East Federal Constituency, Hon. Nnolim Nnaji, visited members of the deceased family at their Enugu residence to condole with them.

The governor described the late Obi as an illustrious son of Enugu State, who distinguished himself creditably in his career as a brave military officer.  

Ugwuanyi acknowledged the deceased’ selfless service and contributions to nation building, especially his legacies in Osun and Abia states, where he served as military governor. 

He prayed for the repose of Obi’s soul and informed his family that the state government will participate fully in his funeral arrangements.