– Another prominent Nigerian politician has died from the complications of the COVID-19 pandemic

– Udo Ekpenyong, the Akwa Ibom state PDP chairman passed away on Monday, January 18

– The former commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs in the state died in Uyo

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A report by Premium Times indicates that Udo Ekpenyong, the Akwa Ibom state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has died.

Ekpenyong died on Monday in Uyo, an official of the Akwa Ibom government who did not want his name mentioned, told PREMIUM TIMES, Tuesday morning.

The official said the chairman died of COVID-19. PREMIUM TIMES is yet to independently verify this information.

Late Mr Ekpenyong, before his election as the state PDP chairman last year was the commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the state. He was known to be a strong ally of Governor Udom Emmanuel.