AFCON GAMES: Remains of Chief Osondu Nwoye Laid to Rest

The Late Chief Osondu Nwoye, who died during the last AFCON games in Cote d’Ivoire, earlier this year, has been buried.

Former Governor of Anambra State and Labour Party Presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, Mr. Peter Obi was among the dignitaries that attended the funeral at Amanuke, Awka in Anambra State, to pay their last respect.

Mr Obi on his social media handle, said the late Chief Nwoye, was passionate about the progress of the country, as exemplified in his burning desire to see Nigeria’s team, the Super Eagles, emerge victorious in the AFCON games.

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“Sadly, we received the shocking news of his death apparently from the heated emotions of the game he loved so much. I sincerely commiserate with his family in particular and the Amanuke Community, in general” he said.

The former Governor said testimonies of the caring lifestyle of the deceased, abound, from people whose lives he had positively touched.

“I particularly felt the pain of the young students from Community Secondary School, Amanuke, who are under his scholarship scheme.

“What better way could one develop his community and empower his people, if not through giving them access to education? His death is a huge loss to the community, state and the nation.

“May God Almighty grant him eternal rest and grant his family, the Amanuke Community, and all of us, the fortitude to bear his very sad irreplaceable loss. May God bless his family, and all the children who were under his care” he added.

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