A teacher, who is also a cooperative expert, identified as Mr. Aaron Bakpore slumped and died in Ughelli, Delta State, after reading of the death of Senator Pius Ewherido on the pages of a newspaper.
It was gathered that Bakpore, who drove to his office at Unify Micro-finance Bank, Ughelli where he is a director on the fateful day, muttered; “It is a lie, Ewherido cannot die; not at this early age; not at this time.”
A source said the deceased sent his office assistant to buy him a copy of a newspaper, adding that on receiving the copy of the paper, he told the assistant that he needed a rest and does not want to see anybody.
The source who pleaded anonymity, said hours later, one of the directors of the bank, who came looking for Bakpore, defied the order and knocked several times without any response.
“After few minutes, the door was forced opened and behold; Bakpore was found dead on his chair with a copy of the newspaper on his hand.
“Bakpore, who came to the office full of life that morning was taken to the mortuary and his ML Mercedez Benz was driven back to his house in Ekiugbo without him,” the source said.
The source who described Bakpore as a cooperative guru and a dedicated teacher said “his death is a big loss to Universal Multipurpose Cooperative Society, the Unify Micro Finance Bank, his family and the Ughelli community.”
Senator Akpor Pius Ewherido was born on May 4, 1963 in Ughelli, Delta State. He was elected Senator for Delta Central in the April 2011 national elections, running on the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) platform. He however passed away on June 30, 2013, at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Apart from being Bakpore’s kinsman, no one could really say if there was another connection between Ewherido and Bakpore that could make the news of Ewherido’s death trigger Bakpore’s. Some came to the conclusion Bakpore died because it was time.