APC National Welfare Secretary mourns Dr. Onu

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The National Welfare Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Hon. Donatus Nwankpa, has expressed his grief and sympathy over the death of elder statesman, former Governor of Abia State and Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu. 

He said Nigeria is mourning as she has just lost one of the finest leaders from the South Eastern part of the country.

Dr. Onu, who passed away in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja, was the first civilian governor of Abia State, a prominent political figure in Nigeria and a first class Engineer.

In a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Uche Okorie, Nwankpa said Dr. Onu will be remembered and honoured for the role he played in the formation of APC and in developing Abia State when he was the governor. 

He said: “He will be greatly missed by the South Eastern part of Nigeria in particular and Nigeria for stepping down for Chief Olu Falaye out of equity and fairness in the 1999 general elections.

“The loss of the former minister of Science and Technology and former APC Presidential Aspirant is a huge loss to the nation.

“On behalf of myself, family and people of Abia state, I express my deepest condolences to the immediate family, his political associates, Ebonyi State and Nigeria at large.

“May God grant his soul eternal rest. Amen.”

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