The Anambra State House of Assembly has mourned one of its members, Okechukwu Okoye, the lawmaker representing Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s constituency.
Okoye was gruesomely murdered after gunmen kidnapped him and his aide, Cyril Chiegboka, last week Sunday, along Aguluzigbo road, Anaocha Local Government Area of the state. He represented Aguata 2 Constituency in the Anambra State Assembly.
Seven days after the kidnap, House Speaker, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor issued a statement where he described Okoye’s death as unfortunate and heartbreaking.
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He said the deceased lawmaker was “one of the outspoken and articulated lawmakers,” noting that “the Legislative Institution in the state has lost a quality member in the person of Hon. Okoye.”
While recalling his contributions to the House, the Speaker said other lawmakers will deeply feel his demise as well as miss his sense of humour, hospitality and commitment to duty among other positive attributes.
The Speaker also tasked Governor Chukwuma Soludo with securing lives and properties in Anambra State, urging him not to relent in the state government’s efforts.
He equally called on residents of Anambra State and other well-meaning citizens to join hands with the governor in securing the state.
The House also commiserated with the late Okoye’s immediate family, his kinsman, Governor Soludo and the entire Isuofia community on behalf of the entire legislature enjoining them to take solace in the fact that the short but eventful life of the deceased was full of quality service to God and humanity.