All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA faithful, Odinye family, friends and well-wishers have paid their last respect to late Mr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Odinye as his remains were committed to mother earth at his residence, Ifite village Ogbunike, in Oyi Local Government Area.
Late Mr. Samuel Odinye popularly known as “Egwu bu Egwu”, who died at the age of fifty-one was until his demise, a staunch APGA member and the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Transport.
He was also the husband of Anambra state Channels Television Correspondent, Mrs. Joy Odinye.
In an interview, the elder brother of the deceased, Mr. Okwudili Odinye said his late brother was a peaceful man who never joked with his family and loved ones, promising to take adequate care of the children and wife.
For the first daughter of the deceased, Miss Chidinma Odinye, his late father was her role model and a man of the people, promising to live by his legacies together with her three sisters.
Speaking on his encounter with the deceased, the Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Afam Mbanefo described him as a workaholic who was highly committed to duties throughout his stay in Ministry of Transport, and prayed God to console his family.
On his part, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, Chief Dr. Uche Nworah who visited the bereaved family in company of ABS News Manager, Mr. Abuchi Nwozor noted that late Mr. Odinye was a kind person and a committed APGA member, encouraging his family to uphold the legacies he left behind.
Correspondent, Emmanuel Okonkwo reports that among other dignitaries that attended the funeral ceremony were the state Commissioner for Trade and Commerce counterpart, Mr. Uchenna Okafor, Principal Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Willie Nwokoye, Chief of Staff, Mr. Primus Odili, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Anambra Traffic Management Agency, Mr. Cyril Obiefuna, and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport, Dr. Emman Udeakpeh.