The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife has reacted to the death of the former speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Barth Onugbolu.
In a statement released on Monday, Senator Ekwunife expressed saddness over the demise of late Onugbolu who served as the Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly from 1999 – 2003.
The statement reads: “I received with shock, the news of the death of an accomplished legislator, Barth Onugbolu. Having just spoken to him the week before his death, I could not believe that my dear friend, Barth has left us, until his wife Dr. (Mrs) Michelle Onugbolu confirmed the news when I visited their home in Abuja”.
Continuing she said, “It is therefore with a deep sense of loss that I sympathize with the wife, Michelle, the family and indeed everyone who had known Barth and what he stood for”.
“Barth was a legislator par-excellence, an accomplished community leader and grassroot politican”.
“For many of us who knew him, his death has left a vaccum. We pray the good Lord to grant him eternal rest and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss”, she said.