…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has expressed his sorrow over the death of Senator Annie Okonkwo.
It has been reported that Senator Clement Annie Okonkwo, who previously represented the Anambra Central Senatorial Zone in Anambra State, passed away in America after battling an undisclosed illness.
A Commitment to a New Nigeria:
Reacting to the news, Peter Obi took to his verified Twitter page to pay tribute to Senator Okonkwo.
Obi stated that throughout his life, Okonkwo remained steadfast in his dedication to a New Nigeria.
The devastating news came as a significant shock to Obi and the entire Obident family.
A Pillar of Support and Invaluable Advice:
Obi acknowledged that Senator Annie Okonkwo, despite not being a member of the Labour Party, was one of the party’s strongest pillars of support on their journey to a New Nigeria.
Okonkwo provided invaluable advice and immeasurable support during their vigorous campaigns across the nation.
Notably, he played a role in persuading his son, Hon. Uchenna Okonkwo, to join the Labour Party and eventually win a seat at the Federal House of Representatives.
Unwavering Dedication and Steadfastness:
Despite the challenging electoral process and ongoing legal disputes, Senator Annie Okonkwo remained resolute and unwavering in his efforts towards a New Nigeria.
Recognizing his entrepreneurial spirit and political sagacity, Obi emphasized that Okonkwo’s absence would be deeply felt in the country today.
A Condolence Message:
On behalf of his family, the Labour Party, and the Obidient family, Peter Obi extended his heartfelt condolences to Senator Okonkwo’s immediate family and all who mourn his loss.
He concluded by praying for eternal rest for the departed senator and for strength for his family and all those affected by this irreparable loss.
May God Grant Eternal Rest:
In his final words, Peter Obi expressed his faith that God, who has called Senator Annie Okonkwo home at this time, will grant him eternal rest.
He also prayed for the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss felt by his family and all who knew him.
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