The deputy Chief of Staff to the Abia State governor, Chief Agwu Ukpai has just passed on.
The death of the very erudite PDP chieftain may have come as a rude shock to the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Although the cause of his death has not been disclosed yet, Commissioner of Information in the state, Mr. John Okiyi-Kalu said Ukpai will be missed by everyone in the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu led administration, this was contained in a statement released to newsmen by the commissioner.
The statement read:
“It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that Abia State Government wishes to announce the death of Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai, PhD, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, who passed on in the early hours of today after a brief illness.
Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is in deep shock as he mourns the untimely exit of Chief Ukpai who has been a long-term associate, friend and irreplaceable partner in progress.
He will be sorely missed by everyone in Government in particular and Abians in Our sincere condolences go to the immediate family, people of Ohafia LGA and the good people of Abia State.
May God grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the loss and may the soul of Chief Ukpai rest in the bosom of the Lord.