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BREAKING: Sad day as PDP chairman dies after brief illness

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been thrown into mourning following the death of its Abia state chairman Johnson Onuigbo.

According to TVC News, Onuigbo popularly known as Akinboard passed away late hours on Monday, July 27, after a brief illness.

His body has been deposited at an undisclosed hospital mortuary in Umuahia.

In another report by AIT, a source who spoke to the media house on the condition of anonymity said the cause of Onuigbo’s death is not yet known.

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The deceased headed the party’s caretaker committee after the Abia state chapter of the opposition party dissolved the State Executive Committee of the PDP.

Earlier, it was reported that the Kogi West chairman for the PDP, Taiwo Kola-Ojo is dead. Kola-Ojo slumped and died on Tuesday, January 7, while playing lawn tennis in Kogi state.

A statement by the state’s publicity secretary, Bode Ogunmola, on Wednesday, January 8, said Kola-Ojo’s death is sudden and shocking. Ogunmola said the late Kogi West PDP chairman’s unflinching contributions to the growth and success of the party in the state would be greatly missed.

He also prayed for God to grant the immediate family members of the deceased and the members of the party the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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In other news, a chairman of the PDP in Delta state, Paul Onomuakpokpo, was killed by some suspected assassins.

Onomuakpokpo who is the chairman of Ward 4 (Olomu Ward 1) in Ughelli South council area was shot dead by the gunmen on Wednesday, January 8.

The opposition party’s chairman was shot along Ogoni Road, near the palace of Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom at about 7 pm. Sources within the community said the chairman died at the spot from several bullets shots by the assailants.

It was gathered that the gunmen had fired sporadically into the air and ensured that the victim died before leaving the scene of the incident. Confirming the incident, the commissioner of police in Delta state, Hafiz Inuwa, said the matter is under investigation.

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