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Okezie Ikpeazu, the Governor of Abia State, has expressed deep sadness on the passage of the member representing Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ossy Prestige.
Governor Ikpeazu described the death of the federal lawmaker as shocking and extremely depressing.
This was contained in statement by the Abia Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka on Wednesday morning in Umuahia, the state capital.
According to Governor Ikpeazu, ‘Late Hon. Prestige was a very passionate politician who saw his position as a call to the service of the people. As a Federal Legislator, he was deeply committed to his job and provided solid representation to the people of Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency. His death at a time like this when the rebuilding of Aba is on the front burner is very sad indeed’.
The Abia Governor further described Hon. Prestige as a very accommodating politician who never allowed differences in political platforms and ideologies to come between him and any person.
‘I enjoyed his consistent support as Governor in my efforts in repositioning Aba and I feel a deep sense of personal loss at his death. This very unfortunate incident should act as a reminder to all of us that life is ephemeral and must be lived with the understanding that death could knock on our doors at any time. This reality must guide every of our actions, especially for those of us in the political class’.
Governor Ikpeazu also sent his deep condolences to the family of the Late Honorable Ossy Prestige, his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and the good people of Aba North /Aba South Federal Constituency over the sad incident.
The Governor on behalf of his family, the Government and People of Abia State prayed the Almighty God to grant Late Hon Ossy Prestige eternal rest and console his family.
The Eastern Updates reports that Ossy Prestige, who represented Aba North/South Federal Constituency and was elected under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) platform, died after battling an undisclosed illness in Germany
Reps spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu, confirmed the death on Monday.
‘He has been confirmed dead by a family member,’ Kalu said.
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