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The Speaker, Imo House of Assembly, Mr Kennedy Ibeh, has expressed deep shock over the death of a former Majority Leader of the house, Hon. Stanford Onyirimba who died this week.
According to him, Onyirimba’s death came as a rude shock to the Imo lawmakers and the entire people of the State.
The Eastern Updates gathered that had died after a brief illness on Thursday.
Ibeh conveyed his condolences on Saturday in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ifeanyi Onyekachi which was made availbale to The Eastern Updates.
Onyirimba represented Ehime-Mbano State Constituency between 1999 and 2007.
The speaker described the late Oynirimba as one of the finest parliamentarians of our time who stood for justice.
‘He was an astute politician and a lawmaker of note who made an indelible mark in the history of Imo Assembly as a fearless majority leader who stood with the people when it mattered most,’ Ibeh said.
‘We pray God to grant members of his immediate family and indeed his political associates the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,’ he said.
The speaker pointed out that although he passed on at a time when his political experience was mostly needed in Imo and the country, ‘we cannot question the will of God whom it pleased to call him now.
Meanwhile, former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo has shared his opionion as to how Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma can deal with ‘bad boys’ and end insecurity in the State.
Obasanjo pointed out that Uzodinma should ensure an increase of youth participation in all sectors of the economy in the state as a means of putting an end to insecurity.
The former President made this disclosure during a dinner organised by Uzodimma to mark his 85th birthday in Owerri on Wednesday.
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