By Wilson Adekumola
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu has sent his condolence message to family renowned industrialist and politician, Senator Annie Okonkwo over his demise
Kalu, the former Governor of Abia State, who lamented when he received the rude news, said Okonkwo played vital roles in the social, economic and political development of Nigeria.
He said, “it is with a heavy heart and pain that I mourn the passing of Senator Annie Okonkwo, who represented Anambra Central Senatorial district in the sixth assembly.
“The late politician was humble, kind-hearted, credible, selfless and compassionate.
“His life was dedicated to the service of God and humanity.
“The late Senator will forever be remembered for his remarkable personal attributes.
“He will be greatly missed”.
Kalu while urging the Okonkwo family to uphold tbe worthy legacies of their late patriarch, prayed for eternal rest for the deceased.
The Senator equally extended his heartfelt condolences to the government and residents of Anambra state over the painful loss.