Akwa Ibom: Ikpeazu Condoles with Governor Udom over Death of Four Prominent Akwa Ibom Sons
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu today tasked Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel to draw courage and strenght from God’s word at difficult and challenging times.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Onyebuchi Ememanka, and obtained by News Medal, the Governor encouraged his Akwa Ibom State counterpart while at Government House, Uyo, when on a condolence visit to the Governor and people of Akwa Ibom State over the recent death of four of their very prominent sons,
Ikpeazu described the demise of these men in quick succession as very sad and disturbing, especially considering the fact that they were men with lots of experience who had served and were still rendering valuable service to the people of Akwa Ibom State.
Former Military Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (Rtd), who also served as the Director General of the Campaign Organization of Governor Udom Emmanuel in the 2015 and 2019 elections, former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Nsikak Eduok (Rtd), the State Chairman of the PDP, Hon Udo Ekpeyong and the State Commissioner for Lands, Arc. Ime Ekpo all died within a space of one month, between December and January.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu expressed his personal condolences and those of the entire Government and people of Abia State to Governor Emmanuel and prayed God to console the families of the deceased. The Governor used the opportunity to also appreciate Governor Emmanuel for the solid infrastructure he is providing for his people and the various job opportunities he has consistently opened for his people.
Responding, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State welcomed his Abia State counterpart and his entourage to Akwa Ibom State, saying that the visit has brought huge comfort and strength to him. He described Governor Ikpeazu as a close personal friend of his, with whom he shares a lot in common, even outside the confines of politics and governance.
He described the death of the men as most devastating and almost inexplicable but that as Christians, we must continue to turn to God’s word for support at times like this.
The Governor also invited Governor Ikpeazu to the funeral of the Late Air Commodore Nkanga this weekend.
Governor Ikpeazu later endorsed the condolence register.
Governor Ikpeazu was accompanied on the visit by the Executive Chairman of Obingwa LGA, Hon. Michael Ibe Nwoke and the President of the Goodseed Group, Elder Raymond Aliga.