Prominent Anglican Bishop, the Most Reverend Dr. Maxwell Anikwenwa is dead, aged 82.Anikwenwa was former Bishop of Awka Diocese and Dean of the Church of Nigeria. He attended DMGS Onitsha and Trinity College, Umuahia. Anikwenwa hailed from Awkuzu, Anambra State.
Commenting on his sudden passing, Peter Obi said “I was just informed of the death of Archbishop Maxwell Anikwenwa (Rtd). His passing is certainly a painful loss in all ramifications. Archbishop Anikwenwa, an urbane clergyman was a consummate administrator and a patriot who loved human progress in all of its positive dimensions.”
“I have worked closely with him since 2002 when I started campaigning for the position of Anambra State governor till date. He remained committed to a better Nigeria. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered,” Obi added.
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