GOVERNOR of Anambra state, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has commiserated with Nwankwo family of Enugwu-Ukwu over the death of their father, Chief Boniface Okonkwo Nwankwo.
Speaking at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Enugwu-Ukwu, during the funeral service for the late Pa Boniface Okonkwo Nwankwo, also known as Eselu Enugwu-Ukwu na Umunri, Governor Soludo noted the impactful life of their father and advised them to let his commendable legacies guide their lives, even as he called on the general public to live a life of purpose, worthy of emulation.
Governor Soludo further described the life of Pa Nwankwo as peaceful and impactful and also prayed for a peaceful repose of his soul.
Soludo, who reiterated his government’s determination to stem the tide of insecurity in the state, said that some of the criminals who attacked Senator Ifeanyi Uba have been arrested by the police. He appealed to politicians to go about the election campaign peacefully since the state has been known for peaceful relationship among the contending political aspirants.
In her speech through a television zoom, Mrs Aisha Buhari, while consoling the family, commended Anambra State Government for the new funeral law which cuts down the funeral expenses for the interest of the generality of the people.
Also speaking, an in-law of the family and former governor of Rivers State and Minister for Transport, Chibike Amechi commended the state governments for maximum security at the funeral ceremony.
In his response, Dozie Nwankwo, representing Anaocha and Njikoka Federal Constituency prayed for safe journey of the sympathisers and appealed for peaceful electioneering campaign in the state.
Present at the funeral ceremony were representative of President Buhari, Senators Victor Umeh, Uche Ekwunife, Dr Tony Nwoye, Dr. Emeka Eze, PDP House of Representatives aspirants,, traditional rulers, friends and well wishers from far and near.