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General News of Wednesday, 24 August 2022


'Very painful' - Tribute pour in for Anambra Assembly majority leader who died in S'Africa

Hon Nnamdi Okafor, the Majority Leader of the Anambra State House of Assembly Hon Nnamdi Okafor, the Majority Leader of the Anambra State House of Assembly

Tributes have been pouring in for Hon Nnamdi Okafor, the Majority Leader of the Anambra State House of Assembly who died on a legislative retreat in South Africa in the early hours of Wednesday, August 23, 2022 (today).

Prior to his death, the two-time lawmaker, who is popularly called Akajiugo Awka represented the Awka South State constituency 1.

A source, who announced the death in a political WhatsApp group said, “The Majority Leader of Anambra State House Of Assembly and Member representing Awka South Constituency 1, Hon. Nnamdi Okafor (Akajiugo Awka) collapsed in the early hours of today in a Hotel at Sandton City Johannesburg, South Africa and was confirmed dead hours later.

“Cause of his death is yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report. May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace, Amen.”

Most members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have been in South Africa on holiday for close to a month since the Assembly went on recess.

Okafor’s death has, however, not been officially confirmed by the leadership of the State Assembly.

The deceased is a United States of America trained pharmacist, and runs a pharmaceutical company, with diagnostic services.

See how social media is reacting

Kenny Onuko said: What a great lost to the Anambra State. May his soul rest in peace amen.

Igwe Ezenwachinemelu commented: "Very painful!!! I pray may the good Lord console his immediate family, friends and associates!!! Amen Rest in peace Honourable!!!"

Ngozi Benny Ikeh- Chima said: "Retreat in South Africa? What is wrong with us . Anyway rest in peace"

Raphael Whiteman commented: "What a sad news! May rest his soul in heaven"

Eze Owualah said: "Legislative retreat in SA that's why all Nigerian politicians hate Peter Obi's brand of politics"

Adaku Benedicts said: "Chai nnamdi. I saw ur demise post on my friend watsap status, I was shocked. Rest in peace sir"

Omoniyi Tokode commented: "Legislative retreat in South Africa yet, there is inadequate foreign exchange and abject poverty in the land. When will they be sensitive to the struggling and suffering of the people that elected them? Anyway, RIP."


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