Tinubu Mourns Ogbonnaya Onu

President Bola Tinubu has extended his deepest condolences to the Onu family over the passing of Chief Ogbonnaya Onu.

Chief Onu passed away on Thursday at the age of 72.

The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, mourned a luminous star in Nigeria’s political firmament.

The first civilian governor of Abia State was a former minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, a principal draughtsman in the founding of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and a valiant partner in the victory of the party in the 2015 elections.

Most importantly, the President celebrated the life of an accomplished scholar, first-class engineer; a man of proven integrity; defiant to indiscipline, but ever yielding to the highest standards of rectitude.

President Tinubu affirmed that Chief Onu epitomized Nigeria in concord; in wholeness, as the late statesman believed in and defended Nigeria’s unity, advocated peace, and promoted fellowship across the Niger.

The President also condoled with the friends and associates of Chief Onu, Ebonyi and Abia state governments, and all Nigerians grieving this gaping loss.

President Tinubu prayed to God Almighty to grant repose to the gentle soul of the great leader.