JUST IN: Tears as PDP Chairman dies in Abia

The Abia State Caretaker Executive Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Johnson Onuigbo, is dead.

Onuigbo, popularly known as Akinboard, died on Monday night after a brief illness. It was learned that his remains have since been deposited at an undisclosed hospital mortuary in Umuahia, the State Capital.

Onuigbo before his emergence as the Abia PDP Chairman was a former Transition Committee Chairman of Umuahia North Local Government Area and Abia central zonal vice Chairman of the party.

He was a prominent close ally of former Governor Theodore Orji, now the current Senator representing Abia central senatorial district of Abia State in the Nigeria Senate.

Onuigbo, until his unfortunate death, was also a member of the Knight of St Christopher, Umuahia Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.

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