The Chairman of the Interim Caretaker Committee of the ruling-Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, Johnson Onuigbo, has been reported dead after a brief illness at Federal Medical Centre(FMC) Umuahia.
Penpushing reports that, a member of the family on Tuesday said the party boss died on Monday evening and (his corpse) has been deposited at the mortuary, but declined further information regarding the cause of his death.
The Publicity Secretary of the party, Love Ezema, in reacting she was shocked when she heard the news of the death, adding that, “I was deeply shocked to hear that he died yesterday,” .
Penpushing further reports that, as at the time of this report sympathizers have besieged the home of the deceased at Umuobasi Ugba in Umuahia, and was described as benevolent, humane, friendly and likeable, with scores of indigent students from his community under his scholarship scheme.
The late politician was a one-time Transition Committee Chairman of Umuahia North Local Government Area and former Vice Chairman, PDP Abia Central Zone, and was elected the chairman of the party in 2016 and appointed the chairman of the caretaker committee on May 14, at the expiration of his four-year tenure