Senator Onyeabo Obi is dead! Former CBN Deputy Governor and presidential candidate in the last election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, just broke the sad news on his Facebook page.
Said he: ‘I’m heartbroken by the passing of Senator Onyeabo Obi, a member of the Nigerian Senate from 1979-1983, a great lawyer, a fellow member of the Body of Titled Chiefs of Nnewi and above all a dear friend and mentor to me and my family.
‘It was only two weeks ago that Senator Onyeabo Obi and I were at my country home in Nnewi at the reception after my chieftaincy title conferment by the Igwe of Nnewi. Oh the vanity of life! Here today, gone tomorrow.
‘Adieu, Os’oji Nnewi. We will miss you greatly. But we are consoled by the truth that you left great footprints.‘