Former Senator Annie Okonkwo dies in U.S.

A former Senator who represented Anambra Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Annie Okonkwo is dead.He reportedly died in the U.S. after a long battle with a terminal illness.

Senator Okonkwo, who died at 63, represented Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

He is the father of House of Representatives member-elect and candidate of Labour Party in 2023 general elections for Idemili North and Idemili South, Uche Harris Okonkwo.

According to a source, “He was recovering after taking proper treatment in the United States of America but relapsed a few days ago, and died Wednesday. Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are held within the family.”

A native of Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Okonkwo obtained an Advanced Diploma in Marketing, University of Lagos (1994–1995), Advanced Diploma in Commercial Law and Practice, University of Lagos (1995–1997), and Advanced Diploma in Management, Harvard University, USA (1997–1998).

As a Senator, he served in committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Police Affairs, Environment and Agriculture, sponsored the bill for the Federal Government to make essential commodities accessible and affordable to Nigerians, as well as a bill to establish the Nigerians Citizens in Diaspora Commission.

The deceased died a few days before his son’s inauguration as member of the 10th House of Representatives.

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