Political Figures Mourn the Passing of Chief Ogbonnaya Onu

Prominent political figures including President Bola Tinubu, Peter Obi, Senator Orji Kalu, and Dr. Uche Ogah have expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, who passed away at the age of 72.

Chief Onu, the first civilian governor of Abia State (1992 – 1993), served as a minister (2015 – 2022), and was a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

President Tinubu conveyed his condolences to the Onu family, praising the late statesman’s remarkable achievements and unwavering commitment to Nigeria’s unity and peace. He emphasized Chief Onu’s exemplary character and dedication to upholding integrity and discipline.

Additionally, former presidential candidate Peter Obi lamented the loss of Chief Onu, describing him as a patriotic leader who made significant contributions to Nigeria’s educational advancement and national development. Obi highlighted Onu’s advocacy for equity, good governance, and local production initiatives during his tenure as Minister.

Former Abia governor Senator Orji Kalu commended Onu’s nationalist outlook and philanthropic endeavors, expressing deep sadness over the passing of a distinguished politician and selfless leader. Kalu urged Onu’s family and associates to preserve his legacy and continue his noble contributions to society.

Likewise, former Minister of State for Solid Mineral and Steel Development, Dr. Uche Ogah, expressed personal devastation at the news of Onu’s demise, describing him as a mentor and father figure. Ogah emphasized Onu’s multifaceted contributions to politics, academia, and public service, underscoring the irreplaceable loss experienced by Ndigbo and Nigeria as a whole.

In addition to these sentiments, various political figures and community leaders mourned Chief Onu’s passing, reflecting on his profound impact on Nigerian politics and his exemplary leadership qualities. They expressed deep sorrow over the loss of a statesman and intellectual giant, highlighting his unwavering dedication to peaceful coexistence and national progress.

Amidst the collective grief, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, a former presidential aspirant, reminisced about his personal relationship with Chief Onu, recalling his pivotal role in encouraging him to join politics. Ohuabunwa praised Onu’s integrity, humility, and inclusive approach to governance, describing him as a beacon of politics without rancor.

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