Anambra Speaker confirms death of lawmaker in South Africa

Anambra Speaker confirms death of lawmaker in South Africa

The Anambra State House of Assembly Speaker, Honourable Uche Okafor, has confirmed the death of lawmaker, Hon. Nnamdi Okafor, in South Africa.


The Majority Leader of the House who represented Awka South State constituency 1, under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) platform, was said to have slumped and died in a hotel at Sandton City, Johannesburg, in the early hours of Tuesday, August 23.

In a press statement made available to newsmen in Awka, by his Chief Press Secretary, Emma Madu, the Speaker said that news of the death of Hon. Nnamdi Okafor came to them as a rude shock.


Okafor described the death of the Majority Leader of the House as a great loss to the Legislative Institution in the State, Awka Community and the State at large, adding that the late Hon. Okafor was a knowledgeable and an active legislator whose contributions both in the legislature and in his constituency distinguished him among his contemporaries.

The Speaker maintained that the State House of Assembly has lost a great, erudite and eloquent lawmaker in the person of Hon. Nnamdi Okafor, noting that the deceased lawmaker’s short but eventful life and times are worthy of emulation.

“The State Lawmakers and the entire legislature, commiserated with his wife and the family and prayed to God to grant the soul of Hon. Okafor eternal repose,” the Speaker added.


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