Okadigbo: World Igbo Congress Tasks FG
From Andy Ekugo in Abuja

The World Igbo Congress (WIC) has urged the Federal Government to commence a post-mortem on the cause of death of vice presidential candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and former senate president, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, stressing that the circumstances surrounding his death last Thursday remains "murky and befuddling."

The Congress, in a release signed by its General Secretary Mr. Austin Uzodike and made available to THISDAY via e-mail, urged the government to set in motion the machinery to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the late politician.

The full text of the release reads: "It is with great sadness and shock that the World Igbo Congress mourns the sudden transition of Dr. William Chuba Okadigbo (The Oyi of Oyi) on Thursday September 25, 2003.

"There may be a time to heed nature's call but the suddenness and circumstances surrounding the death of Chuba Okadigbo remains as murky as they are befuddling. As a public figure in every shade of that expression, the World Igbo Congress demands the government to initiate a thorough post-mortem on the cause of this unexpected event.

"We extend our solemn sympathy to the family of Dr. Okadigbo, his Senatorial constituency, Ndigbo, and all well-meaning citizens of Nigeria for a life, besides its many manifestations, was exemplary and unique."

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