Soludo confirms death of Anambra lawmaker in South Africa
Tony Okafor, Awka
The Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has confirmed the death a member of the state’s House of Assembly, Dr Nnamdi Okafor, who reportedly died in South Africa on Tuesday.
In a condolence message on Wednesday, Soludo expressed shock over the sudden death of the lawmaker, who doubled as the Majority Leader of the House.
Soludo said, “It is shocking that the State Assembly lost another lawmaker to the cold hands of death, coming barely three months after the demise of the lawmaker representing Aguata 2 Constituency, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye.
“Dr. Nnamdi Okafor was an active participant at the 7th Assembly who devoted his time and energy to represent his constituency. He’ll be sorely missed.
“On behalf of Anambra State Government, may I use this medium to convey my sympathy to those he left behind, including his family, Awka Constituency 1 and Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor as well as other lawmakers.
The governor added, “Indeed, life is ephemeral. May the living continue to reflect on the essence of life and live for the good of the society like Dr. Okafor did”.
Okafor reportedly slumped at Sandton City Johannesburg, South Africa where he was attending a statutory training session of members of Anambra State House of Assembly.