In a letter released by his SSA on Media, Emeka Ozumba in Awka on Thursday, September 1, Obiano said:
"I received with deep regret the report of the death of your beloved son late Chinedu Etoromi.
"The news came to me as a shock and source of grief. On behalf of my family and Anambra citizens, please accept my sincerest condolences.
"Chinedu left us in the prime of his youth, taking away from us his endearing personality. My thoughts are with you, the members of your family and loved ones in this trying time.
"I have no doubt that his demise is bound to leave a vacuum in your life. But since we cannot question the will of God, I urge you to accept the situation with Christian calmness.
"My prayers are that God will strengthen you at this time and grant him eternal rest."