Obi mourns Bakare, Uchendu

By Valentine Amanze

The Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, His Excellency Mr Peter Obi, has expressed sadness over the death of Waheed Bakare, Saturday New Telegraph Editor and Chief Oko Uchendu, the chairman, PDP Nnewi North, describing their death as painful loss.
In a statement by his Media Aide, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, Obi said that they would surely be missed for their respective contributions to journalism and democracy.
His words: “Mr Waheed Bakare’s contributions to journalism and the media industry will be forever remembered. He made very visible impact in different media houses, a pointer to the fact that he was good at his job.
“Chief Oko Uchendu will also be missed by the PDP Family, for his contributions to the growth of the party and democracy in general.
“We cannot question the will of the Almighty, who has the power of life and death”.
The former governor also condoled the families of Bakare and Uchendu, praying God to strengthen them through the challenging moments in their lives while encouraging those affected by their death to be consoled by their ennobling legacies.

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