Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has lost his Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief Agwu Ukpai who reportedly died of an unknown illness.
The news of Ukpai’s death was broken to newsmen in Umuahia the state capital by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. John Okiyi-Kalu on Tuesday.
Okiyi-Kalu however refused to state the cause of death of the deceased who was a staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the sstate.
The Commissioner however maintained that the deceased will be missed by everyone in both in government as well as in the larger community.
“It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that Abia State Government wishes to announce the death of Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, PhD, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, who passed on in the early hours of today after a brief illness.
“Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is in deep shock as he mourns the untimely exit of Chief Ukpai who has been a long-term associate, friend and irreplaceable partner in progress.
“He will be sorely missed by everyone in Government in particular and Abians in General.
“Our sincere condolences go to the immediate family, people of Ohafia LGA and the good people of Abia State.