Senator Annie Okonkwo, who died in the United States on June 8, 2023, was buried at Ojoto, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra on Wednesday.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo and former Governor of Anambra, Peter Obi, were among dignitaries that bid the late senator farewell.
Others included: the CEO, Innoson Group of Companies, Innocent Chukwuma, former Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka, among others.
The funeral service was held at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Ojoto.
Okonkwo, who died aged 63, represented Anambra Central Senatorial District from 2007 to 2011, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Son of the deceased, Uche Harry Okonkwo, who currently represents Idemili North/South in the Federal House of Representatives, received the guests and thanked them for identifying with the family at its dark moment.