The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost its chairman, Hon. Ini Titus Okopido.
Okopido reportedly passed on, on Wednesday after a brief illness.
Reacting to the death, the party in a press statement said: “our hearts are heavy with grief as we mourn with his wife, children and family. This is a very painful death to the whole of the APC family in Akwa Ibom State in particular, and Nigeria as a whole.
The party noted that the deceased was “a committed and dedicated progressive and party loyalist whose ideals were inexorably tied to the philosophy of our great Party. He contributed immensely to the growth of the party in the last two years he’s been chairman.
“We call on our members to keep the family of our Chairman in prayers in this very difficult moment.
“As we mourn our beloved Chairman, we also remember the families of all our members who have also passed away recently.
The statement wished their souls to rest in peace.