Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has described the sudden dead of the Director General of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s two terms campaign organization and Chairman of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga rtd, and the State Chairman of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Udo EKPENYONG as great loses
Wike while addressing news men in the state said this are great losses not just to Akwa Ibom State but the entire South-South region and the party which, he said, is Nigeria’s hope in the future.
The Rivers State Governor stated this during a condolence visit to Governor Emmanuel at Hilltop Mansion, Government House Uyo, on Thursday.
“I came here because Governor Udom has lost two, three prominent sons of Akwa Ibom State, the most painful is the former two times Director-General of his campaign organisation and the Chairman of PANDEF and then his party Chairman which is also my party and the hope for this country, PDP.
“I said no what affects him, affects me, what touches Akwa Ibom touches Rivers state”, Wike said.
However, the River State Governor said that Idongesit Nkanga’s death was unfortunate, untimely and a sad event for both the people of Akwa Ibom and Rivers states, explaining that the loss is happening in a time when he had become a strong voice in the Niger-Delta and been at the frontline of agitations for the restructuring of Nigeria.
More so, he encouraged Governor Emmanuel to draw consolation from the word of God and hold onto his faith as a Christian.
Governor Wike said that “God is all-knowing and cannot be questioned by man over what he has allowed, while assuring the government of Rivers State will be fully involved in all levels of the funeral arrangements for the two.”
Wike said Governor Emmanuel has earned his respect and the love of his people by his integrity in keeping his promises to his people and his political associates.
He described Governor Emmanuel’s developmental strides as impressive and the governor, as a man who loves his people.