A top chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sir Olisaemeka Akamukalem, has been killed by flood in Abuja.
Akamukalem who is a member the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the party died after flood occasioned by heavy rainfall swept his car. Some residents who witness the incident said they watched helplessly as the flood swept the party chieftain and his car to their end, Vanguard reports.
His remains were immediately recovered and deposited at the Kubwa General Hospital Morgue.
Reacting to Akamukalem’s demise, the APC in a statement issued on Thursday, June 15, by the party’s national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, said it received the news of the death of the party chieftain with shock.
The party said it was sad that Akamukali depated when he was needed to contribute to nation building and the implementation of the APC Change Agenda at this crucial time.
The late Akamukali was a former national chairman of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) that merged with other political parties to form the APC in 2013.