Chief Andrew Nwafor Ozigbo
By Valentine Amanze
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer in the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, has lost his father, Chief Andrew Nwafor Ozigbo. He died on January 3, 2022.
The PDP chieftain announced the passing away in his Facebook page, lamenting: “Today, we lost a giant, a great leader, my hero, my mentor, the love of my mother’s life, the lion of the Ozigbo family, Chief Andrew Nwafor Ozigbo, my dear father.
“My father was everything to us. He was married to my mother for 66 years. He set an example on how to lead in the family and the community that is difficult to surpass.
“Our hearts are heavy. It is difficult to find the words to express our pain at my father’s passing. This is a significant blow to our family.
Meanwhile, PDP has condoled with Ozigbo over the death of his father.
The condolence message was contained in a press statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of PDP in Anambra State, Mr Nnamdi Nwangwu.
Nwangwu stated that the news of the exit of Chief Andrew Nwafor Ozigbo, the father of the PDP governorship candidate, was shocking.
He prayed that the Almighty God would grant Mr Valentine Ozigbo and the Ozigbo family the fortitude to bear the loss even as he urged them to be encouraged because he departed sage lived an impactful life.
“Every mortal must one day answer the call to the great beyond. We are consoled that Chief Andrew Nwafor Ozigbo, a great leader, was a mentor to many successful persons in and outside the state. The journey of life is not about how long but how impactful. The departed hero will live long in the memory of those he positively impacted,” Nwangwu said.
He said that the entire members and leadership of PDP in Anambra State sympathized with Mr Valentine Ozigbo and family at their moment of grief.