Annie Okonkwo, former representative of Anambra Central senatorial district in the National Assembly has died a few days before his son’s inauguration as a House of Representatives member.
According to reports, the politician died in the US after a long battle with a terminal illness on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
Okonkwo celebrated his 63rd birthday on May 23, 2023.
A foremost businessman and politician, he hailed from Ojoto in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
During his active days, he was a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He later defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Okonkwo was last seen in public when his son, Uche Okonkwo, who won a seat in the House of Representatives, paid him a visit to present his certificate of return.
Uche who won the Idemili North and Idemili South Federal Constituencies, Anambra State under Labour Party will be inaugurated on 13th June 2023, as a member of the 10th assembly