Chief Guy Ikokwu, a Second Republic politician, is dead.
He was 85 years old.
The head of the Ikokwu family, Chief Ugonna Ikokwu, confirmed the politician’s death in a statement on Friday.
The statement read, “On behalf of Chief Ugonna Ogonna Ikokwu head of Ikokwu Family of Oba I announce the transition to glory of Chief Omenife Guy Ike Ikokwu former President of Otu Oka-Iwu, on Wednesday 12th of January 2022. He was aged 85 years.
“He is survived by 4 children and grandchildren, 7 siblings and numerous cousins nephews and nieces.
“Further announcements will be made by the family.
“Meanwhile we ask for your continued prayers for the repose of the soul of Omenife in paradise.”
Ikokwu was the Second Republic Chairman of the Nigerian Peoples Party, NPP in old Anambra State, and pioneer chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra.