Awka, Jan. 6, 2021 (MOI) Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has described the sudden demise of a former Publicity Secretary, All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Anambra State, Mr Chinedu Nkwonta as “a most cruel blow early in the New Year’’.
This is contained in a statement signed by Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr James Eze.
Gov. Obiano expressed shock at the sudden passing of Nkwonta, saying that his death left Ndi Anambra in deep mourning, so early in the New Year.
According to him, the deceased is a great party man, a lover of life and a humanist whose rare touch lit up surfaces far and near.
“We have lost a great man; a proud Igbo man and a great son of Anambra State.
“He was passionate about everything he did, self-driven and forward-looking.’’
It adds: “Chinedu had a kind word for everyone and a large heart for the community.
“His death is a blow to our party and a huge loss to Anambra State. We shall miss him sorely,” the Governor was quoted as having said.
The statement also quotes the governor as expressing his profound condolences to the Nkwonta family in Nawfia, the Board and Members of APGA and the deceased’s numerous friends and associates, who were still in shock over his sudden exit.
“I pray that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss,’’ it concluded. Chinedu Nkwonta, the former APGA Publicity Secretary, Anambra State died on Jan. 4 after what might have been a brief illness. (MOI)