Ini Okopido, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, is dead.
He died at the Ibom Specialist Hospital, Uyo, the state capital, in the early hours of Wednesday after a brief illness.
Dr Ita Udosen, Deputy Chairman of the party, confirmed the incident in a statement.
“On behalf of the leaders, elders, members, and the various organs of our party, I regret to announce the passing away to the eternal glory of our dear state chairman, Ini Titus Okopido.
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“Our hearts are heavy with grief as we mourn with his wife, children, and family. This is a very painful death to the whole of the APC family in Akwa Ibom State in particular, and Nigeria as a whole.”
Okopido was elected chairman of APC on May 2018.