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Obasanjo, Jonathan, Osinbajo, governors attend burial of Udom’s dad(Photos)


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan alongside his wife, Patience, on Saturday attended the funeral service of Late Elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang, father of Gov. Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom Ibom State.

The service was conducted by the United Evangelical Church/Qua Iboe Church, Awa-Iman, Onna Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State.

Born on May 7, 1929, Nkanang passed on Dec. 1, 2019, at the age of 90.

Serving governors present included Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Ben Ayade of Cross River, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Abubakar Bello of Niger and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto States.

Other Governors that attended the service were Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun, Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Nyesom Nwike of Rivers States, respectively.

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, were also at the event.

The event also attracted former governors, members of the political class, members of the judiciary and members of the National Assembly, including former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe.

Members of the Federal Executive Council, service chiefs, clergies and traditional rulers also put in appearance including the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi.

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