The Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has confirmed the death of a member of the state House of Assembly, Dr Nnamdi Okafor.
Hon Okafor, a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA and also the Majority Leader of the Anambra House of Assembly, was representing Awka South State constituency 1, before he slumped and died in the early hours of Wednesday, in a Hotel in Sandton City, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The lawmaker, according to reports were said to be on a legislative retreat.
Governor Soludo in a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, expressed shock over the sudden death of the lawmaker.
In the release, Soludo said, “It is shocking that the State Assembly lost another lawmaker to the cold hands of death, coming barely three months after the demise of the lawmaker representing Aguata 2 Constituency, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye.
“Dr. Nnamdi Okafor was an active participant at the 7th Assembly who devoted his time and energy to represent his constituency. He’ll be sorely missed.
“On behalf of Anambra State Government, may I use this medium to convey my sympathy to those he left behind, including his family, Awka Constituency 1 and Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor as well as other lawmakers.
The governor added, “Indeed, life is ephemeral. May the living continue to reflect on the essence of life and live for the good of the society like Dr. Okafor did”.