The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Uche Ekwunife PhD, has commiserated with the family of Okoye of Umudioka village, Awka over the death of their patriarch, late Chief Fredrick Aforka Okoye.
Late Chief Aforka Okoye popularly known as Ugonwanne was until his death an elder brother to DIG Celestine Okoye Rtd. DIG Okoye, popularly known as Uzuakpundu was before his retirement, the Police DIG incharge of Information and Communication Technology. This was contained in a press statement by Mr Kingsley Ubani, SA Media to Senator Uche Ekwunife.
Speaking during the condolence visit, Ekwunife expressed sadness over the death of late Chief Okoye, describing his passage as a loss that must have created a huge vacuum in the family. She prayed God to console the family as well as friends and well-wishers of the deceased.
The Chairman Senate committee on Science, Technology and Innovation however on behalf of her family and the good people of Anambra Central Senatorial District extended condolences to DIG Okoye. She prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest.
Appreciating the Senator on behalf of the family, DIG Celestine Okoye thanked the Senator for making out time to mourn with them. He noted that Ekwunife has been a great friend of the family over the years. DIG Okoye maintained that Ekwunife had during their time of grief placed phone calls to the family in commiseration over the demise of his brother.
Senator Ekwunife was represented by a delegation led by her Legislative Assistant, Hon Ifeyinwa Chinwuko.
Other members of the delegation include, former Managing Director of Anambra State Physical Planning Board, Chief Victor Okpoko, former Commissioner for Women Affairs Anambra State, Lady Henrietta Agbata, former Chairman ASUBEB, Dr. Rose Nwankwo, former Accountant General of Anambra state, Mrs. Helen Nwaeri, former PDP State Organizing Secretary, Hon Tony Ngaji, Comrade ABC Ubani, Lolo Ifeyinwa Abunyie amongst others.