A former governorship candidate in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill has announced the death of his father, King Prof. T.J.T Princewill, Amachree XI, the Amanyanabo of the Kalabari Kingdom.
Tonye-Cole made the sad announcement through a personal statement on Saturday, requesting prayers for his family and the entire Kalabari Kingdom.
He stated, “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.”