Anambra governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has confirmed the death of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Nnamdi Okafor.
In a condolence message by his media aide, Christian Aburime, on Wednesday, Soludo described the death of the lawmaker as shocking.
“It is shocking that the State Assembly lost another lawmaker to the cold hands of death, coming barely three months after the demise of the lawmaker representing Aguata Two Constituency, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye,” Soludo said.
“Dr Nnamdi Okafor was an active participant at the 7th Assembly who devoted his time and energy to representing his constituency. He’ll be sorely missed”.
“On behalf of the Anambra State Government, may I use this medium to convey my sympathy to those he left behind, including his family, Awka Constituency One, and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor, as well as other lawmakers.” Indeed, life is ephemeral. “May the living continue to reflect on the essence of life and live for the good of the society like Dr Okafor did,” he added.
The Speaker reportedly slumped and died in his hotel room in South Africa.