Majority Leader at Anambra Assembly dies in hotel room in South Africa, Soludo shocked

The late Nnamdi Okafor

The Majority Leader of Anambra State House of Assembly, Nnamdi Okafor, has reportedly died in South Africa, a development that came as a rude shock to the governor of the state, Prof Chukwuma 

Before his death, Okafor represented Awka South Constituency 1 in the Anambra State House of Assembly. 

He reportedly collapsed in the early hours of Tuesday morning, August 23, in a hotel at Sandton City, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was confirmed dead hours later.

Reports also have it that lawmaker was in South Africa along with other House of Assembly members for a legislative retreat.

Although cause of his death was yet to be ascertained, Prof Soludo revealed tha Okafor was an active participant at the 7th Assembly who devoted his time and energy to represent his constituency.

Newsmart gathered that Okafor was elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019 to represent Awka South Constituency One in the House.

Governor Soludo in a statement by his Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, however, said: “It is shocking that the State Assembly lost another lawmaker to the cold hands of death, coming barely three months after the demise of the lawmaker representing Aguata Two Constituency, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye.”

Prof Soludo noted that Okafor was an active participant at the 7th Assembly, who devoted his time and energy to represent his constituency.

Soludo added, “On behalf of Anambra State Government, may I use this medium to convey my sympathy to those he left behind, including his family, Awka Constituency One and Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor as well as other lawmakers. Indeed, life is ephemeral. May the living continue to reflect on the essence of life and live for the good of the society like Dr. Okafor did.”
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