L-R: Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; and former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, on the burial of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s father – late Elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang – in Akwa Ibom State on February 15, 2020.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in addition to former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, have been among the many leaders who stormed Akwa Ibom State.
The leaders visited the state on Saturday to attend the burial of late Elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang, the daddy of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has misplaced his father, Elder Gabriel Nkanang.
Nkanang died on December 1, 2019, on the age of 90.
His burial introduced collectively distinguished leaders who shunned their political variations to pay their final respect to the governor’s father.
They included the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; in addition to the rapid previous Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and a bunch of governors and lawmakers.
The governors current have been Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), and Ben Ayade (Cross River), amongst others.
A number of the senators in attendance included Senator Bassey Akpan, Senator Uche Ekwunife, Senator Obinna Ogba, Senator Gabriel Suswam, and Senator Olalekan Adeola.
The Akwa Ibom State Deputy Governor, Moses Ekpo, and former first girl, Mrs Persistence Jonathan, have been additionally in attendance.
Highlights of the occasion are captured within the pictures under: