Ogbonnaya Onu’s death shocking, devastating, says Gov Uzodimma

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has expressed shock over the death of the former governor of old Abia State and Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.

Onu was confirmed dead at an undisclosed hospital in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Thursday, a development Governor Uzodimma described as devastating and unexpected.

A statement by Oguwike Nwachuku, Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to the Imo State Governor, said his principal received with shock the sad, devastating and unexpected news of the passing of Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, a man he loves to describe as one of Nigeria’s intellectual and political giants with extraordinary gentility.

The statement said that with Dr. Onu’s death, the South East, Nigeria and the global community have lost a statesman who believed so much in the unity, peace, progress and development of Nigeria.

The statement further said that Dr. Onu, 72, remained a leading light in the All Progressives Congress, APC, family.

The statement said that Governor Uzodimma consoles the APC family, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the government of Nigeria, the South East geopolitical zone, the government and people of Ebonyi State and all political associates of the deceased.

Nwachuku also said that his principal spared a thought for Dr Onu’s family and prayed God to give them the grace to bear the burden of the unexpected loss even as he prayed for the repose of the soul of the former presidential aspirant of APC and the defunct All Peoples Party, APP.

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