…His death is still shocking to us – Anambra Speaker
By: IFEANYI Okonkwo
Governor of Anambra state Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has assured the family of late Hon Okechukwu Okoye ( Okey di Okey) that the killers of the lawmakers will be brought to book.
Prof. Soludo who was represented by the
Deputy Governor of the state Dr. Onyeka Ibezim reiterated the state government resolve to tackle issues of insecurity head long adding that there is no safe place for bandits.
Speaking at the validetary session held at plenary on Tuesday, the governor said
“We are not sleeping until we clear our state of criminals and already we are winning this war against insecurity and everywhere they are we shall continue to hunt them down and we are combing brushes to get them and they will all be brought to book.
This is not the behavior of our people where idolatry is over taking Christianity. This is one death, too many. This will be the last. we are already taking the fight to those criminals masquerading themselves in the fight for liberation.
“Shockingly everywhere that they have been found, shrines are being worshiped. The seventh assembly will have to stand by the government and make laws that will enable these fight.
“I commiserate with the young family Hon. Okechukwu Okoye left behind and by extension ndi-Isuofia, may God grant his soul enternal rest.
Anambra Speaker Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor in his tribute described the late lawmaker as a gentle man and a devoted christian.
“May i un-behalf of the state house of assembly, commisorate the Okoye’s family of Isuofia in Aguata LGA of Anambra state on the painful death of there son and one of us late Okechukwu Okeye who represented Aguata 2 constituency
“His death is still shocking to us and to the entire Ndi-anambra. The late Okechukwu Okoye can best be discribed as finest, outspoken and articulated lawmakers.
” His sense of humor and human disposition destinguished him amongst his colleagues. He was indeed a man of the people and a selfless politician.
“This legislative institution, Aguata LGA and the state government has lost a personality of many attribute, whose peaceful dispisition attracted both his colleagues and staffs of the institution to him.
” The late Okechukwu Okoye was a devotated
Christian, a known choir master in the Catholic Church who worshipped God extensively with songs of praise. He was a man of God.
” I urge you all to take consolation on the fact that the life of our late colleagues was full of service to God and humanity. May his gentle soul rest in peace with the Lord” Okofor prayed
It will be recalled that Okechukwu Okeye was kidnapped at 15th May 2022 and was grosumly murdered by gunmen in a horrible and Babarice manner.