Elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang, father of Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has passed on.
Aged 90, the nonagenarian died on Sunday, December 1 in Akwa Ibom state.
The first son of the departed patriarch, Mr. Gabriel Nkanang (Jr.) announced the demise of their father in a short statement released to the media.
Burial arrangement according to family sources will be announced in due course.
Governor Emmanuel recently congratulated a former governor of the state, Obong Victor Attah on the occasion of his 81st birthday.
In a statement sent to journalists by his spokesman, Ekerete Udoh, Governor Emmanuel eulogized the second civilian governor of the state for his selfless service towards the development of Akwa Ibom.
He also commended the octogenarian for the sacrifices he made fighting for the state as chief executive between 1999 to 2007.
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