Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Founding member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Sylvester Nwobu-Alor, has died.
Nwobu-Alor, a former legislator in Anambra, was a mentor to the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi.
It was learnt that when Obi was the governor of Anambra State, Nwobu-Alor assisted him to stabilise parks and markets in the state as the governor’s aide in that sector.
That period was characterised by violence as hoodlums in motor parks under the guise of the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) caused mayhem in the state.
Nwobu-Alor was credited for using his political connection and native intelligence to sanitise the system and return peace to the state.
He was a Second Republic lawmaker and former Director-General of the Peter Obi Campaign Organisation.
A tribute signed by one of his mentees and political sons, Sir Chris Chikwelu (Jr) (Ichele-Agulu) said, “My political mentor, a philosopher, an institution, a strategist and a purveyor of knowledge- Chief Hon Sylvester Nwobu Alor (Onwa-Agulu, Okaa Omee-Anaocha) has peacefully gone to be with the Lord.
“A two-time member that represented Njikoka South Central in the Old Anambra State House of Assembly.
“You lived a good life, May your soul rest in perfect peace. Your Mentee.”