The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Rivers State, Patrick Tonye-Cole has lost his father.
Tonye-Cole announced the passing of his dad, King Prof. T.J.T Princewill, Amachree the XI and Amanyanabo of the Kalabari Kingdom in a statement he personally signed on Saturday.
The APC chieftain called for prayers for his family and the Kalabari Kingdom.
“The King has departed. Long live the Kingdom.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I am formally announcing the departure of my father, our King and His Serene Majesty, King Prof. T.J.T Princewill, Amachree the XI and Amanyanabo of the Kalabari Kingdom. He was not just my father, he was also my best friend.
“Earlier today, the Buguma Council of Chiefs and the Kalabari Council of Chiefs were formally briefed, all in accordance with Kalabari tradition, thereby opening the door to our now officially informing the world, as the cart can not be put before the horse.
“Further announcements will follow in the days and weeks to come, but we call on you for your prayers and your well wishes, not just for the family, but for the entire Kalabari Kingdom. He’ll truly be missed.”