The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Akwa Ibom State chapter, Mr. Udo Ekpenyong is reportedly dead.
A family source disclosed to newsmen that he died on Monday due to COVID-19 complications.
The late PDP chieftain was a former Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftain Affairs in the State.
He was elected as the PDP State Chairman less than one year ago.
He was known to be a strong ally of the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.
As of the time of filing this report, the claim about the cause of his death has not been verified.