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Tinubu mourns Ogbonnaya Onu

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President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, mourned the first civilian governor of Abia State and former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.

Onu died on Thursday at the age of 72.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu described Onu as a luminous star in Nigeria’s political firmament.

He extended his condolences to the family of Onu, whom he praised for being a principal draughtsman in the founding of the All Progressives Congress and a valiant partner in the victory of the party in the 2015 elections.

“Most importantly, the President celebrates the life of an accomplished scholar, first-class engineer; a man of proven integrity, defiant to indiscipline, but ever yielding to the highest standards of rectitude”, said Ngelale.

President Tinubu affirmed that Onu epitomises Nigeria in concord and wholeness, as the late statesman “believed in and defended Nigeria’s unity, advocated peace, and promoted fellowship across the Niger.”

He also condoled with Onu’s friends and associates, Ebonyi and Abia State Governments, and all Nigerians grieving this gaping loss.

He, therefore, prayed to God Almighty to grant repose to the gentle soul of this great leader.


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