Friday, 8 November 2019

Tragedy: Ekureku PDP leader dead, as the party prepares for rerun elections

Ukorebi Esien 

Tradegy has just struck the People's Democratic Party, PDP in Ekureku, days after an Appeal Court sitting in in Calabar ordered the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC to conduct fresh elections in Ekureku 1&2 so as to determine the winner of the February 16th National Assembly Elections for Abi!/Yakurr Federal Constituency. 

TDN gathered one Pastor Egbe Edogi who is said to have been confirmed leader of Ekureku ward 1 by His Excellency, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State in the just concluded stakeholders engagement for Abi Local Government Area by the governor has been confirmed dead in the early hours of today after a brief illness. 

The dead is said to be a shocker and painful to both his immediate family and the PDP family. A member of the Party from the community disclosed to TDN that the demise of Pastor Egbe is indeed a big blow to the PDP family especially as this period when the rerun election is close by.

Pastor Egbe is said to be a stunch party stalwart that has been a source of strength and encouragement to the party especially the young ones.

He is married ands blessed with children.