Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Anambra lawmaker dies after attending APGA primary

A member of Anambra State House of Assembly , Mr Francis Mmegbuaneze is dead .

He died barely 12 hours after attending the primary election of the All Progressives Grand Alliance on Tuesday that produced the incumbent governor of the state , Willie Obiano , as the party’ s candidate for the November 18 poll.

It was gathered that the lawmaker attended the primary from his hospital bed.

A source who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that “Because of his patriotism and love for our party he sneaked out from his hospital bed to attend our primary. His doctor had advised him to have some rest and even to put off his phone, but he placed patriotism above his health. ”

“He was hospitalised for a few days, and was being treated for an undisclosed ailment. ”

The press secretary to the House of Assembly , Mr Emma Mmadu , told our correspondent on the telephone that the house had not been officially informed about the death .

“The family of the deceased lawmaker is yet to report his death to the House,” Madu said.

A Special Adviser to the Anambra State governor on legislative matters, Chief Chiedozie Ezeugwa , described the death as a huge shock to the people of the state, and to the government.

He said, “We were together yesterday(Tuesday); we shared a joke and laughed together before it got to his turn to perform his civic duty and he went and voted.

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