Abia’s Ikpeazu condoles Gov Okowa on death of father
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has mourned the death of Chief Arthur Uzoma Okowa, the father of the Delta Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
The governor who expressed profound grief on the passage of Chief Okowa added that the deceased lived a fruitful and impactful life.
Ikpeazu urged Late Arthur Okowa’s son and colleague, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, to draw strength from the life and times of his late father and from the promise of resurrection.
The Abia Governor’s condolence message was contained in a press release issued to DAILY POST on Friday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka.
DAILY POST reports that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa lost his father on Thursday at the age of 88.
Sir Arthur Okorie Okowa popularly called ‘AOU’ was born in 1932.
Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege sent condolences through his spokesman, Yomi Odunuga.
He noted that the deceased meant a lot to the people of Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area.
But, according to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu message, “Since death is a call which awaits every mortal being, our focus should be on the quality of life we will live, the impact we will have and the legacies we will leave behind. Late Pa Okowa lived a good life and left imperishable legacies. God blessed him with a long life and the exceptional privilege of being alive to see his son successfully navigate through the intricacies of the Nigerian political sphere”.
“Your late father saw you become a successful medical doctor, Local Government Chairman, Honorable Commissioner, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Governor of Delta State. He lived to become the Okpara Uku (oldest man) in Idumuebor quarters in Owa-Alero, Ika North-East LGA. Indeed, his life was full and successful”.
Governor Ikpeazu however, on behalf of his family, the Government and people of Abia State, sympathized with the Okowa family and the entire people of Delta State, with prayers for the quiet repose of his soul.