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Sen. Eteng Jones Paid condolence visit to Mother of former First Lady on the demise of her Husband

SENATOR ETENG WILLIAMS PAYS CONDOLENCE VISIT TO THE MOTHER OF FORMER FIRST LADY, MRS MARY AKPO ON THE LOSS OF HER HUSBAND CHIEF FRANCIS INGWUBEL AKPO

  1. The Senator Representing Cross River Central Senatorial District, Senator Eteng Jonah Williams, on Monday, paid a condolence visit to the Mother of former First Lady of Cross River State, Mrs Mary Akpo, in Abuja, over the loss of her husband, Chief. Francis Ingwubel Akpo.

He passed at the age of 83 on Friday  29th March, 2024.

Senator Williams described the death of the father of former First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Linda Ayade as a great loss not only to the Akpo family but also to the entire Cross River State

He said the late patriarch was a devout Catholic and a man of great virtues who lived a life of service to God and humanity.

“On behalf of the people of Cross River Central Senatorial District, I express our deepest condolences to our former Governor and his beloved wife, Sen. Prof Ben Ayade, CON and Dr. Mrs Linda Ayade, my dear brother and his wife, Prof. John Inyang and Mrs Philomina Inyang, Papa’s Wife, Mrs. Mary Akpo and the entire Akpo family at this moment of grief.

“We pray that God Almighty will grant the deceased eternal rest and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss,” the statement read.

Senator Williams also urged the deceased family to take solace in knowing that their father lived a fulfilled life and left behind a legacy of service, dedication, and very highly placed children and in-laws in society.

Responding, Prof. John Inyang who reminisced on the bond he had shared with his late father-in-law, described Late Chief Francis Ingwubel Akpo as his mentor and confidant, stating that no one can fill the gap created by his death.

Prof Inyang thanked the Senator for the love shown to the faint even at this trying moment.

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