The Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Okochukwu has described the sudden death of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai as not only a deep shock, but a painful and colossal loss of a man that has impacted on various lives.
Speaking when he paid a condolence visit to the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Uchenna and family members at his Umuahia residence, Sir Okochukwu said the demise of their friend and mentor is stack reality and critical case of the helplessness of man when death comes and stressed the need for all to have a sober reflection on the essence of life.
The Deputy Governor who could not control his emotions described the death of Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai as a sad experience and worst news he has ever received and urged the bereaved family to take heart as death is a mystery beyond mortals.
He noted that by his demise, the immediate family, Asaga Community, people of Ohafia Local Government Area and Abians at large have lost a political icon and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Responding on behalf of the family, a onetime Commissioner in the Local Government Commission the Rev. Onyema Agbai said they are yet to come to terms of the reality of the death of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai and prayed God to comfort them at this very trying moment.
Our Government House Correspondent, Mercy Kalu reports that the Deputy Governor was accompanied on the visit by top Government Officials and other notable personalities.