Anambra 2021: Okoli Mourns With Umeoji Over Death Of Campaign Org. Members
Chief Rommy Okoli, one of the leading aspirants for Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has commiserated with Rep Chuma Umeoji Campaign Organisation over the death of two of their members.
Okoli conveyed his condolences in a Statement made available to newsmen in Awka on Sunday.
It would be recalled that the deceased, Chief Udemezue Onunkwo and Mr Peter Ezenwankwo died along Lokoja-Abuja express way on May 26 on their way to Abuja to witness the purchase Expression of Interest and Nomination forms by Umeoji at the party Headquarters.
Chief Gregory Anigbogu, Chief of Staff to Umeoji who confirmed the incident on Sunday said the Campaign Organisation had declared a one week mourning period during which all campaign activities will be suspended.
Anigbogu, a director in the Organisation said the one week mourning was to honour their memories and pray for the eternal repose of their souls adding that they would be sorely missed.
“They were important to us, we will miss them but life goes on.
“All activities in relation to our visit to the APGA National Secretariat, Abuja shall be suspended; all campaign activities, both on and off the media is suspended.
“We declare one week mourning with prayers for our fallen comrades who lost their lives for the greater good of Anambra,” he said.
Going further, Okoli popularly known as ‘The Messenger’ described the unfortunate deaths as big blow not only to Umeoji but to the entire APGA family worldwide noting they were outstanding parry faithful
“Their deaths is not only unfortunate but also shocking, we pray for the repose of the souls of the two APGA stalwarts and beg God to grant Umeoji, entire APGA members and their respective families the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss,” he said.
Umeoji is the current lawmaker representing Aguata Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and aspiring to be the governor of Anambra on the platform of APGA.