Nigeria – Rivers States Local Government Chairman Slums and Dies

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Governor of River State

The Caretaker Chairman of Port Harcourt City Local Government Council of Rivers State, Charles Paul Ejekwu, slumped and died on Wednesday, with his corpse already deposited at the morgue of an undisclosed hospital in Port Harcourt.

In a telephone interview Wednesday evening, the Press Secretary of the Port Harcourt City LG council, Bolingo Elenwo, disclosed that Ejekwu, popularly called Mayor, slumped and died around 3 am in his house on Peter Odili Road, Trans-Amadi Residential Layout in Port Harcourt.

Elenwo also stated that burial arrangements were yet to be made, since the family members were yet to meet and take decisions, while describing the sudden death of the healthy and energetic caretaker chairman as shocking and pathetic.

It was learnt that Ejekwu and 22 other Rivers LG chairmen were on Tuesday evening at the Government House, Port Harcourt, in a crucial meeting with Governor Rotimi Amaechi.

The deceased LG boss was inaugurated about two months ago, along with twenty other caretaker chairmen, excluding the chairmen of Degema (Kalabari) and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGAs of Rivers state, who are yet to serve out their tenure.

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