CHAIRMEN’S LEAGUE, IKONO CONDOLES WITH BARR DAVID UDOH ON BROTHER’S DEMISE
By Mberekkeobong Essien
Executive Chairman of Ikono Local Government Council, Hon. Itoro Columba last Friday led his colleagues under the aegis of ‘Forum Of Former Chairmen’ Ikono chapter, to commiserate with one of their own, Barr. David Udoh over the loss of his elder brother, ASP Henry Michael Udo who died recently while in active service.
The condolence visit, held at the family compound, Oduk, in Ikono Local Government Area, had in attendance past Chairmen of Ikono Local Government.
Speaking during the visit, the Ikono council boss, Mr Itoro Columba said, as those who once held the office in the past, the condolence visit was principally by the Forum of Former Chairmen as a show of solidarity on one of their colleagues, Barr David Udoh who had lost a beloved brother, whom he said, had played a fatherly role after the death of their biological father and described the deceased as a great man.
“We do this because we need to show solidarity to one of us and condole with him over the demise of one who had been a great man in the family and who died in active service at the age of 60”.
“We cannot question God on why different ages and different categories of people die, but no matter the level one dies, one still has great roles in the family. I’m persuaded to believe he lived a good live. And it is important to see how to sustain those good deeds he left behind. Be consoled in the fact that God has called him to be with Him”, he said.
Responding on behalf of family, the younger brother to the deceased and former Chairman of Ikono Local Government Council, Hon (Barr) David Udoh, described the death of his elder brother as ‘painful and touching’.
The former council helmsman expressed happiness for the unprecedented visit made by his colleagues, noting that the departure of his brother is clearer to God Almighty, than man.
“I will like to say, I’m very happy because your visit at this time is unprecedented. My brother wasn’t sick, but death still knocked. Every man shall go this path. The good thing is that he left behind promising children with bright future”. He said.
Other colleagues who spoke were the Ikono State House member and former chairman of Ikono LGC, Hon. Asuquo Nana Udo; Former Chairman of Ikono and Member Akwa Ibom State Technical Board, ObongAnwan (Hon) Lovinah Umoh Effah. In attendance also was Barr Ekemini Uba, a former Chairman of the Council.
Highpoints of the condolence visit included the presentation of a live cow and other tokens of condolences to assist the family in the burial arrangements.
Late ASP Henry Micheal Udo was a personel of the Nigerian Police Force who rose to the rank of Assistant Supretendent of Police, before his sudden death.
He died at the age of 60 and left behind his beloved wife and children to mourn his demise.
The burial obsequies is slated for today, 29th February at the Unity Secondary Commercial School, Oduk by 10am and to be conducted by the Apostolic Church-Nigeria.