A Delta State governorship aspirant in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, Kenneth Okpara, has been reported dead.
Reports reaching Naija News at this time confirmed that the politician died in the early hour of Friday.
Okpara who was a former Commissioner for Economic Planning and Finance in the state reportedly gave up the ghost after battling an undisclosed illness.
The deceased hailed from Eku kingdom in the Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State. Okpara had before his death enjoyed appointment by the immediate past governor of the state, Emmanuel Uduaghan as commissioner for economic planning and was in office from September 2011-July 2013.
He also was the finance commissioner from July 2013 –May 2015.
Details of the death of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP faithful are still skeptical as at the time this report was given.
Okpara, Naija News understands had battled the undisclosed disease for the past three years.
A top PDP official who disclosed details of the politician’s death to newsmen on condition of anonymity said: “Yes, Kenneth Okpara is dead, he died at about 4:00 am this morning and that’s all I can say for now. May his soul rest in peace amen.”
In another news, a Muslim cleric has been reportedly found lifeless in an uncompleted building in the Federal Capital Territory after many hours he was declared missing.
Naija News learnt that the cleric, Malam Abdurrashid Usman was found dead in an uncompleted building situated close to his farm.
The deceased who is said to be the Iman of a Kubwa Muslim Cemetery reportedly left his house on Wednesday morning but failed to return.
One of his relatives, Adamu Isma’ila who confirmed the development to reporters, said the incident was immediately reported to the police while the family were in search of the Imam
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