Thursday, June 11, 2020

Rivers APC Loses Political Iroko

One of the strongest and influential politicians in Rivers State, Hon. Chief Appolos Amadi, a United Nations Ambassador for Peace, who was appointed in 2008, has been lost to HBP on Friday, 5th June, 2020. He died at the hospital in Port Harcourt, near his native Mbodo-Aluu Community where he was receiving treatment.
Reports reaching us say the entire family of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, has been thrown into shock and mourning. It added that the leader of APC in Rivers State and former Governor of the state, Rt. Hon. C.R. Amaechi, who is the current Hon. Minister of Transportation, has been seriously devastated since the sad news of the demise of the political Iroko was broken to him, since according to sources, the deceased was an ardent ally of the minister.
Amadi, who was one of the founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State had served the nation thrice at the Federal House of Representatives and once vied for the Governorship race of Rivers State, before decamping to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a few years ago. Chief Amadi was elected to represent the people of Ikwerre/Emohua Federal Constituency at the National Assembly in Abuja and had the credit of being the only lawmaker to serve under three consecutive leadership.
Born on 24th October, 1954, Hon. Amadi, a titled traditional holder in Aluu, remarried to Princess Patience Appolos Amadi after losing the first wife to a ghastly car accident some years ago.
He graduated from Bulgarian University of Technology where he studied Building Technology/Architecture and contributed towards the architectural design and aesthetic beauty of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
Efforts to reach his son who is an officer in the Canadian Army or his wife to get a clue about the burial plan of the late political Iroko proved abortive as their numbers could not connect.
Until his death, he was the chairman of Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSTCOM) in Rivers State and an ex-officio of APC in Rivers State.

Speaking to journalists on the sad passage of Hon. Amadi, Ambassador Mrs. Mercy Gani who is currently the assistant national women leader of HOSTCOM, described his death as an unbearable loss to humanity. “I’m pained because he has been lost when his services are most needed.”
She pleaded with the APC family at both the state and national levels to support the bereaved family, adding that late Hon. Amadi’s family really needs the help of the party now than ever before since the loss is very heavy on the wife.
The late Amadi was a community leader, peace advocate and a philanthropist. He preached patriotism, selflessness and counsels people to live lives devoid of tribalism and segregation.

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