The Akwa Ibom state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ini Okopido is dead.
A top member of the party in the state, who confirmed the shocking news, disclosed that Okopido died in the early hours of Wednesday at the Ibom Multispecialty Hospital (IBH), Uyo.
According to the source, Okopido died of multiple organ failure.
“Yes, our state chairman is dead. Infact the entire APC family in the state is in deep mourning. It is a big blow to our party at all levels.
“We commiserate with his wife and children over this irreplaceable loss,” he said.
In the other news, WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the remains of Second Republic Senator Ayorinde Fasanmi were interred at his home town Iye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Tuesday inside the double decker tomb where his wife was buried, in line with his wish.
There was a commendation service for him organised by the Osun State Government in Osogbo, on Monday. On Tuesday, the Osun State Government handed over his remains to the Ekiti State Government at Itawure, a border town between the two states.