By our Reporter

The death of the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Akwa Ibom State chapter, Hon Ini Okopido, has been described as a devastating loss, not only to the deceased family, but the entire party and the state’s political sphere.

This was part of a press statement released today by the Akwa Ibom APC Foundation, signed by its Director-General, Dr. Effiong Etok and Director of Media, Publicity and Strategy, Comrade Ime Silas, in reaction to the news of the APC State Chairman’s demise.

The Foundation’s release which described the late Hon. Ini Okopido as “a fine progressive and a consummate gentleman” stated thus: “We received today with great shock the sad news of the untimely passage of the State Chairman of our great Party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Hon. Ini Okopido.

“We are short of words to describe how devastating this loss is, not only to the deceased family, but the entire APC family and indeed the Akwa Ibom State’s political sphere.

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The late Hon. Ini Okopido was a fine progressive, who put in his best in a bid to ensure the enthronement of a truly people-oriented government in Akwa Ibom state through the instrumentality of the All Progressives Congress. He was a consummate gentleman, a political savvy whose tenacity and astuteness in party leadership will greatly be missed.

“We pray the Almighty God to grant the soul of our dear departed State Chairman a peaceful repose, even as we urge Him to grant his immediate family, the entire APC family in the state and his political associates, the constancy to bear the irreplaceable loss”