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Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, is mourning the loss of his uncle, Elder Omieworio Afeni, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

At the age of 87, Elder Omieworio Afeni passed away in Yenagoa over the weekend following a brief illness. He was the younger brother of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s mother.

According to a statement by Ikechukwu Eze, media adviser to Jonathan, the former President has been in Bayelsa since last weekend, coinciding with the passing of Mr. Afeni.

Jonathan expressed deep sorrow over his uncle’s passing in the statement, mentioning that the family is profoundly saddened by the loss. However, he also conveyed gratitude to God for the blessing of a long and fulfilled life that his uncle lived.

Characterizing the departed as an upright individual who advocated for peace and unity in the community, Jonathan remarked that Elder Omieworio Afeni’s absence would be keenly felt, particularly for the wisdom and thoughtful guidance he provided.

The burial for Elder Omieworio Afeni is scheduled for March 23, 2023. Further details regarding the funeral arrangements will be communicated by the family in due course.

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