From: Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka
The Anambra State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has condoled Governor Willie Obiano over the demise of his mother, Mrs. Christiana Obiano.
Mrs. Obiano, 90, died on Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.
In a statement signed by the APC’s State Publicity Secretary, Okelo Madukaife conveying the party’s condolences, the APC said testimonies of the Governor’s mother since her demise had shown that she was a devout Christian and strong public spirited woman.
The statement said, “Although we do not know so much about the deceased Mrs. Obiano, we
have heard testimonies since her passing last weekend, enough to understand that she was a devout Christian and strong public-spirited individual, who took family life seriously.
“If there is no other testimony to this, she will be buried as the mother of a governor and that is a height many women will seek to attain.
“We congratulate Gov. Obiano, because he is the one burying his mother, a woman he has known and enjoyed her warmth for 62 years of his life, and not the other way round.
Ndigbo appreciate this as an honour to her mother straight from God, which we proudly identify with, as we share this moment of grief that transcends partisan divides with Akpokuedike.”
The APC’s image maker noted that the statement was a prelude to a condolence visit to the governor by the party, praying that God in his infinite mercies would afford him, his siblings, wife Mrs. Ebele Obiano, the Traditional leadership, President General, and the people of Aguleri the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.