Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Hon. Ini Okopido, has passed on.
It was gathered that Okopido died in the early hours of Wednesday, August 5, 2020, amid tears and efforts by family members and concerned friends to keep him alive.
It is learnt Okopido died after battling with suspected chronic pile disease, though many have linked his death to spiritual forces.
A source disclosed that the APC family in the state has gone into deep mourning over his demise, conscious of the fact that his elder brother and former Minister of State for Environment, Late (Dr) Ime Okopido, died some months ago and is yet to be buried.