Mr Ibu: John Okafor’s death big loss, he will be missed – Atiku


The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has described the death of Nollywood actor, John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu as a big loss.

Atiku said Mr Ibu will be sorely missed because he entertained people during his lifetime.

Posting on X, the former Vice President wrote: “The reported deaths of actor and comedian John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu and ex-goalkeeper of the Super Falcons, Bidemi Aluko Olaseni, is a big loss to our creative and sports industries.

“These two great Nigerians lived to give us happy moments in entertainment and the beautiful game. They will be sorely missed.

“I pray that the Almighty shall grant their souls a peaceful repose and comfort to the grieving families and the country. Rest in peace, Mr. Ibu. Rest in peace, Bidemi Olaseni. -AA”

Mr Ibu died on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

This followed the amputation of one of his legs due to an infection.

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