- The death of Late Elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang, has united politicians from all divides in Akwa Ibom state and beyond
- The late Elder Nkanang is the father of Akwa Ibom governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel
- Governor Emmanuel described his father as a man God whom God honoured in return of his service to Him
The death of Late Elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang, father of Akwa Ibom governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has united politicians from all divides in the state.
Eminent politicians and other Nigerians have arrived the state to commiserate with the governor as preparation for the burial ceremony gather momentum.
Governors and senators of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress, have buried their political differences to identify with Governor Udom Emmanuel and the larger Nkanang family, over the demise of their beloved father and patriarch.
The family has also received the forum of former governors and deputies governors; enlarged state exco of the state; the state civil service; members of the National Assembly from the state; members of the state House of Assembly as well as ALGON.
Also among groups that have paid condolence visit to Governor Emmanuel, are religious groups, traditional institutions, the leadership of Hausa/Fulani community in the state and students’ group among others.
Obong Victor Attah, a former governor of the state who led the Ibibio Elders forum on a visit to the family in his message of condolence assured the governor that the prayers of the Ibibio Elders remained with him and his family.
He thanked God that the deceased elder bequeathed to his children Christian ideals as lived by Governor Emmanuel.
The governor's father who died on Sunday, December 1, 2019, will be laid to rest this weekend in his hometown.
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