Thursday, 15 June 2017

AKAMUKALI: WE LOST A COURAGEOUS PROGRESSIVE -PROF PAT UTOMI.


I was shocked, greatly saddened and dumbstruck by the news of the sudden and tragic demise of Sir Olisaemeka Akamukali. Today we mourn the passing away of a great man, a bona fide and true progressive; and we pray for the repose of his soul.

The pain of his loss cuts that much deeper because I have lost a personal confidant, a determined partner and resourceful political visionary at a time we all needed him the most in our party and in the State.

As a BOT and National Caucus member, he always stood gallantly for the interest and progress of Delta APC. The cold hands of death snatched away a "lion-hearted" progressive whose commitment to the ideals and unity of our party, and for the progress of our state is unparalleled. He was the conscience of Delta APC and we will miss him greatly. 

Akamukali was particularly passionate about peace and progress of APC Delta. He wished for a strong and united APC family in Delta State that would eventually forge a pathway for growth of our dear state under a progressive government, and this is what he lived and consistently worked for, even to the last days of his life. 

Losing Sir Akamukali not so long after we lost our revered leader, Sen. Francis S. Okpozo, should arouse in us an unwavering determination to continue with their unceasing effort for the unity and progress of our party in Delta State.

It behoves of us all to now commit to this onerous of purpose and strive for a future that everyone will be proud of.

It is an irony of fate that the forging of a oneness among progressives in Delta State was the subject of the very last conversation I had with Sir Akamukali barely hours before his demise.

My heartfelt sympathy goes to his bereaved family and sincere condolences to all progressives. My inmost prayers are with his wife and family who will need fortitude to come to terms with this tragic moment. 

May God Almighty bless his soul.

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