Mr. Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), in the February 25, 2023 election, has congratulated former Commonwealth Secretary General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, on the conferment on him of the national honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).
Chief Anyaoku is the only recipient of the GCON honour among those the Muhammadu Buhari government bestowed national honours on in the twilight moments of the regime.
Mr. Obi, in a tweet said:
“I wish to heartily congratulate HE Chief Emeka Anyaoku (Ichie Adazie), former Commonwealth Secretary-General on the conferment of the high national honours of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).
“The award is well- deserved and speaks to his elder statesman’s role and continued engagement in nation-building matters. I wish him continued good health and strength. -PO”
In another development, Mr. Obi and his running mate in the last general election, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, have paid a condolence visit to the family of the late founder of DAAR Communications, owners of Raypower Radio and AIT, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
Mr. Obi said, “Datti and I paid a condolence visit to the family of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications, whose death we received with profound shock.
“Dokpesi was an accomplished businessman, a very savvy media guru, and a remarkable politician who left indelible footprints in the business enterprise and media sectors of the nation. His death is a great loss to Nigeria. His immense contributions to job creation, business enterprise and overall development of the nation will always be remembered.
“My sincere condolences to the Dokpesi family, the DAAR Communications Group, and the entire nation, over this irreplaceable loss. May God grant him eternal rest, and comfort all who are in mourning for him. -PO.”