Peter Obi sympathizes with Okonjo Iweala over her father’s death.
The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi, on Friday condoled with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala over the death of her father and renowned academic, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo, describing him as one of the best intellectuals ever to come out of Africa.
He said this shortly after the former Minister of Finance, Dr. Iweala, broke the news of the death of her 91-year-old father.
“Though not my biological father, he was one of those that nurtured me in all the meanings of that word," Obi stated.
“Throughout his stay in Ghana, I was visiting him every week.
“He was one of the best intellects from Africa.
“Ever desirous of contributing to the development of humanity, he deployed his deep knowledge of mathematics and economics to the emancipation of humanity.
“He capped his thirst for community and human development by being the traditional ruler of his town, Ogwashi Ukwu, wherein he gave a very good account of himself through his achievements.”
Obi prayed to God to grant the immediate family of Okonjo and all those that are grief-stricken by his death the fortitude to withstand the shock and trauma.