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Ayade visits late Sen Oko’s family, pays glowing tribute

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State yesterday in Abuja paid a condolence visit to the family of later senator Rose Oko.

Governor Ayade who recounted fond memories with the deceased senator while consoling the family, described her death as ‘shocking and painful’, particularly at a time her stewardship was needed the most.

Senator Rose Oko until her death represented Cross River North Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

Speaking at the family home of the deceased, Ayade who regretted the sudden demise of the senator, however added that she lived a good life worthy of emulation and had left footprints in the sands of time.

“The political history of Cross River State cannot be complete without a mention of the pivotal contributions of Distinguished Senator Dr. Rose Okoji Oko.

‘She will remembered for her strong intellectual contributions on the floor of the National Assembly particularly in the areas of education, women and children. Rose was an outstanding legislator who knew her onions’, Ayade said.

He described the late Senator as a sister and Amazon with track record of Excellence in public service, quipping that her legacies would continue to live.

Ayade pledged to take full responsibility for the funeral of the late Senator, stating that he had barely recovered from the rude reality of the passing of the deceased.

In the entourage of governor Ayade was former Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) Rev. Dr. John Kennedy Opara who prayed for the deceased family and the repose of the soul of the dead Senator.

He asked God to grant the deceased family the fortitude to bear the sad loss while acknowledging that ‘death is an inevitable journey of no return every mortal should prepare for as it could occur unexpectedly’.

Highpoint of the visit was the signing of the condolence register by His Excellency, Governor Ben Ayade.

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