Peter Obi’s mentor Sylvester Nwobu-Alor dies

Peter Obi mentor Sylvester Nwobu-Alor

Sylvester Nwobu-Alor, one of the mentors of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has died.

Nwobu-Alor, a veteran grassroots political strategist, died aged 95 at Regina Caeli Hospital in Awka, Anambra State capital, on October 7.

He battled an undisclosed ailment for a long time.

Nwobu-Alor represented Njikoka South Central in the old Anambra State House of Assembly in the Second Republic.

He also served as an aide to Obi during the latter’s time as Anambra State governor, helping him to stabilise parks and markets in the state at a time when hoodlums under the guise of the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) unleashed mayhem on the state.

Using his native intelligence and political sagacity, Nwobu-Alor, popularly known as ‘Onwa’ (moon), sanitised the system.

Nwobu-Alor, who is one of the founding fathers of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), was one time a director-general of the Peter Obi Campaign Organisation while Obi was vying for the office of governor.