Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has condoled with his predecessor, Martin Elechi over the death of his son, Onyekachi.
Umahi in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, expressed great shock over Onyekachi’s death, describing it as devastating.
The governor further described the death of Onyekachi who was in his early forties as: “tragic, devastating and heart-breaking” and urged his predecessor and family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.
“Death has been accepted as a necessary end, but Onyekachi’s death on Friday at the prime of his life is most painful and a great loss to his family and Ebonyi.
“We pray God to console his family and grant his soul eternal rest.
“It is most painful to accept this reality of life’s nothingness and further accept the glaring reality that Onyekachi is dead.
“To Chief Elechi, he was a son but to us, he was a teacher, a young man who rose to the top of his career and remained dedicated to his duties.
“I convey my deepest condolences to you and your entire family on behalf of the patriotic citizens of Ebonyi,” the statement read.