The death of a foremost grassroots mobilizer and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Port Harcourt Local Government Area, Chief Nnamdi Wokekoro has been described as “devastating, shocking and too real to be true.”
In an emotion-laden voice, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside says Rivers state and humanity has lost “a great soul, a bridge builder and philanthropist par excellence.”
He stressed that the deceased all through his political sojourn has affected thousands of people through his benevolence and mentorship, factors that endeared him to people from diverse backgrounds and political inclinations.
Dr Peterside stated further that everybody who came across Wokekoro and had the privilege of benefitting from his good nature and ever-willing-to-assist attitude would feel his loss.
“Ikwerre 1 as he is fondly called had no enemies. He was a friend with everybody. He rarely bore grudges, and when he feels concerned, he tells you his mind, and that is it. He is such an enigmatic personality that illuminates wherever he goes.
“As the leader of APC in PHALGA, he had taken the party to a new level and was respected by everybody, including those who were opposed to his political leaning. He radiated so much confidence and was ever smiling.
“My condolences to his family, the people of Rebisi kingdom, Port Harcourt local government, APC faithful and Rivers people. We have indeed lost a great son, whose vacuum would be felt by generations to come,” he stressed.
The NIMASA boss expressed his readiness to join hands with people of goodwill to fashion out of ways of immortalizing Wokekoro, who he says deserves all accolades that have trailed his demise.