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PDP Mourns Asika

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…Commiserates With Party's Woman Leader
BEVERLY HILLS, May 11, (THEWILL) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed grief over the death of Dr. Chinyere Asika, wife of the late Administrator of the defunct East Central State, Dr. Ukpabi Asika and Senior Special Assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD).

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Monday eulogised Dr. Asika, who was also the elder sister to PDP National Woman Leader, Dr. Kema Chikwe, describing her as “a true Nigerian who dedicated her life for the development of the nation.”

The PDP said the nation “will remain proud of Dr. Asika's commitment to national development including her stewardship in NEPAD, her roles as the Chairman of the National Working Group of Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) as well as her contributions to numerous women empowerment programmes in the country.”

The party lamented that Dr. Asika, who was recently appointed as ECOWAS representative in the Panel of Eminent Persons, Africa Peer Review Mechanism, died at the time the nation and the sub-region needed her wealth of experience the most.

The party commiserated with the family of the Asikas, especially the PDP National Woman Leader as well as the son of the deceased, Obi Asika, Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Social Media.