Okowa, PDP commiserate with Gov Emmanuel over father's death

Okowa, PDP commiserate with Gov Emmanuel over father's death

- 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

- Associates of the governor have been sending their condolences ever since the news was announced

Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has sent condolences to his Akwa Ibom counterpart, Udom Emmanuel, on the passing away of his father, Elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang.

In a condolence message to Governor Emmanuel, the government and people of Akwa-Ibom, Okowa said Elder Emmanuel’s death is a great loss not only to the people of Akwa-Ibom but the nation in general, given his invaluable contributions to the cause of humanity.

In a statement to journalists by his spokesman, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Thursday, December 5, the governor joined the people of the state to mourn the departed patriarch.

He noted that Elder Emmanuel lived a life of impact and urged the family to be consoled by the legacies left behind by their late father.

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“We share in Gov. Udom’s sorrow and pains at this period and we pray that God will grant him the courage to bear the loss, as we pray for the repose of the soul of the departed father.

“It is my prayer that God will comfort Gov. Emmanuel and his entire family and grant them the fortitude to bear the grievous loss,” he said.

On its part, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the entire party, has commiserated with Governor Emmanuel over the death of his father.

The PDP said it is deeply saddened by the death of Elder Nkanang, “particularly at this time, when Akwa-Ibom state and Nigeria at large need his prayers, counseling and encouragement the more.”

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“The party is however comforted that Elder Nkanang lived a fulfilled life as a devout Christian and a selfless leader, who made immense sacrifices towards the advancement of humanity and bequeathed to our party and nation, a patriot and statesman in Governor Udom Emmanuel,” the PDP said.

Aged 90, Governor Emmanuel's father died on Sunday, December 1 in Akwa Ibom state.

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