Members of the social circle in Nigeria and beyond will on the 16th of November, 2019, commence the burial rites of one of their own, the late Prince Nnamdi Wokekoro, who died on the 12th of December, 2017. It has been speculated that intrafamily squabbles and disagreement over the burial ceremony of the Ikwerre 1 of Ikwerre kingdom, stalled the burial arrangements. In his lifetime, had more than 20 traditional titles was the most known philanthropist whose act of goodwill rubbed off on many downtrodden and political followers.
In his time, he was the youngest elected Mayor of Port Harcourt on the platform of People’s Democratic Party. (PDP) in 1999 to 2002, defeating older politicians such as Chief Azubuike Nmerukini, who defected to United Nigerian Party(UNP) just a few weeks after he lost the Port Harcourt Local Government Council Chairmanship PDP Primary election to the then less known Prince Nnamdi Wokekoro.
It is on record that his late father, His Royal Highness of Orogbum community in Port Harcourt Local Government Area, popularly addressed as Phalga in Rivers state, was a prominent man as his progenitor was among the Diobu elders, who sold Diobu Land to the British Colonial Administration.
The Late Prince Nnamdi Wokekoro was well travelled and known among great Nigerian political and Religious leaders across Nigeria. Even Moslem Clerics were close to the Rivers State-born politician. Again, musicians were eager to sing-praise him in their various gigs and albums as evident in hit albums of Morroco Maduka the Late Oliver De Coque and other traditional musicians in Rivers State.