Anambra senator dies weeks after celebrating birthday

Late Senator Annie Okonkwo
Late Senator Annie Okonkwo

Senator Annie Okonkwo, a former lawmaker who represented Anambra Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, has died. He was 63.

He reportedly died in the United States after a long battle with a terminal illness.

A family member who spoke to Vanguard via the telephone on condition of anonymity confirmed the news of his death.

Recall that the deceased who was a foremost industrialist recently celebrated his 63rd birthday on 23 May, 2023.

He was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007 to represent the Anambra Central Senatorial Zone in Anambra State.

A source said: “he was recovering after taking proper treatment in the United States of America but relapsed a few days ago and died yesterday.”

“Further details and arrangements would be made known to the public after deliberations and meetings are held within the family”.

His son, Uchenna Harris Okonkwo, is the House of Representatives Member-Elect for Idemili North and Idemili South Federal Constituencies, Anambra State.

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