Developing story: Abe, RIVPA, Obuah express condolences
More condolence messages have been sent to Governor Nyesom Wike and the Nwakaudu family, following the death of Simeon, a Senior Special Assistant who passed away on Sunday.
Senator Magnus Abe who consoled with Governor Wike described the death of his aide as a painful and great loss.
“I pray that God Almighty will grant his soul eternal rest and give comfort to his family”, Abe noted, saying, “His demise at the prime of life is tragic indeed and it is times like this that test our common humanity.”
“Although I sometimes got the rough end of his pen owing to our political differences, there is no disputing the fact that the late Nwakaudu was a dependable, brilliant and loyal aide to his boss”, the former Senator added.
In its reaction, the Rivers Publishers Association, RIVPA said of the demise of Nwakaudu, “Publishers mourn with heavy heart the death of the veteran Journalist.
“He was a colossus and an embodiment of developmental journalism, who knew his onions”.
Describing his passage as a huge blow, RIVPA stressed, “We have known Simeon Nwakaudu for years. We are proud to say that Simeon Nwakaudu was noble and upright in the discharge of his journalism profession and left indelible mark”
Also expressing shock, the outgone Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bro Felix Obuah remarked in his condolence message to Wike, “I received with pain and sadness, the news of the death of Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, your long time Media Aide.
Obuah said Nwakaudu’s death is very painful, acknowledging that all who knew him would miss him.
“For those of us who know you, Mr Nwakaudu was not just an aide; he was a member of your family.
“He was loyal, friendly and a complete gentleman who carried out his media responsibility with courtesy, dedication and calmness.
“His sudden death is most painful not only to you, your family and his family, but to all of us who knew him.”
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