Chuba Okadigbo’s first son Pharaoh dies in auto crash

Pharaoh Okadigbo

Pharaoh Okadigbo, first son of late ex-Senate President Chuba Okadigbo, has died in a car accident.

The graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka reportedly died on the spot of the accident after ramming into a heavy-duty truck.

President Muhammadu Buhari condoled with the Okadigbo family over the incident.

The president’s condolence message was contained in a statement issued by his spokesman Femi Adesina on Sunday.

Buhari said: ”It is very sad to lose such a promising young man, with so much potentials and passion for youth involvement in the socio-political development of Nigeria.”

He noted that the late Pharaoh had, at an early age, keyed into the vision of a better Nigeria, not just for the privileged but for all and sundry, which he (the president) shared with the late Chuba, who was his running mate in the 2003 presidential election.

”The nation will miss a firm believer in the necessity for people to work in collaboration with governments at all levels to achieve the better society we all wish for,” he added.

The president prayed that God would comfort family, friends and associates and repose the soul of the departed.