Tears in Anambra as their ex-senator, Annie Okonkwo, passed away

Annie Okonkwo
Late Sen. Annie Okonkwo

Sen. Annie Okonkwo, the National Assembly representative for Anambra Central Senatorial District, is died.

Annie, who was thought to be recuperating from illness, died on Wednesday, just a few weeks after his 63rd birthday.

From 2007 until 2011, he was a member of the sixth National Assembly.

His family has not issued an official comment.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the death of Okonkwo, a prominent businessman, has put his community, Ojoto, in Idemili South Local Government Area, into grief.

According to Tony Uche, a politician and community leader in Ojoto, Okonkwo's death was a major shock to the residents of Ojoto and the entire Idemili Area.

Mr Uche called the dead as a deserving son and philanthropist who affected many lives during his lifetime.

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