Senator Nwaka mourns Abia late -PDP chairman, Onuigbo
* Says ex-party boss huge asset
By Steve Oko
Former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Abia State, Senator Emma Nwaka, has expressed rude shock over the sudden death of his successor and the immediate-past Chairman of the party, Chief Johnson Onuigbo, fondly known as ‘Akinboard’.
Nwaka in a condolence message made available to Wawa News Global yesterday, described the late Onuigbo as a huge asset with inestimable instrumentality to the success of PDP in Abia.
According to Senator Nwaka, the invaluable wealth of experience that Onuigbo had gathered in the various political positions he had held prior to his elevation as the Abia PDP boss, “became a huge asset we drew from in our largely successful resolve to reposition PDP and turn it into an all conquering machine”.
Nwaka further noted that when he was to leave office and realised that Onuigbo was to succeed him, he rejoiced because he knew he was leaving the party structure in “safe and capable hands”.
Reminiscing on the life and times of the late PDP boss , Nwaka said : “Chief Onuigbo was the Chief envoy of my team, a soft-spoken man with permanent smile playing around his mouth all the time.
“He was our perfect choice to douse tension whenever and wherever the need arose. He tackled every assignment given to him with single minded determination and ended up with good results.”
Nwaka further noted that when they met recently in Umuahia,, ” nothing in his carriage or demeanor gave an inkling of a man on the verge of exiting the noisy confusion of a world ravaged by the covid -19 pandemic “.
He prayed God to grant the members of his immediate family, the PDP and the state the fortitude to bear the loss.
Nwaka also prayed for the eternal repose of the soul of the departed, saying he is certain that the grave is never his terminal point.
“The untimely demise of Akinboard is, no doubt, a painful loss to his family, the PDP family, the government of the day which he helped to install, and the people of Ibeku Egwu Asaa ancient kingdom “, Nwaka wrote.
Onuigbo who suddenly died penultimate week of an undisclosed ailment is yet to be buried.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.