Senator Clement Okonkwo dies at 63



Senator Clement Annie Okonkwo, a prominent figure in Nigerian politics, has passed away after a long and arduous struggle with a terminal illness.

The senator, who recently celebrated his 63rd birthday on May 23, 2023, succumbed to his illness on Wednesday, June 07.

Senator Okonkwo, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was elected in 2007 to represent the Anambra Central Senatorial Zone in Anambra State, garnering support from his constituents throughout his tenure. Known for his dedication to public service, he played a significant role in shaping policies and legislation that affected the lives of many Nigerians.


According to sources close to the family, Senator Okonkwo had been undergoing treatment in the United States of America and was showing signs of improvement. However, his condition took a turn for the worse in recent days, leading to his untimely demise.

Annie Okoknowo obtained an Advanced Diploma in Management, from Harvard University, USA.

Entering the business world, Okonkwo built a conglomerate employing over 7,000 people that includes firms such as Reliance Telecomm, Clemco Industries, and Modern Communications.

After taking his seat in the Senate, he was appointed to committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Police Affairs, Environment (vice-chairman), and Agriculture.

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