By Innocent Orok
The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) chapter , Hon. Ini Titus Okopido is dead.
Okopido was said to have died today after battle with Chronic pile.
According to a statement signed by
Dr. Ita Udosen, Deputy State Chairman of APC, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, he said Hon. Okopido died in the early hours of today after a brief illness.
The statement reads ” On behalf of the leaders, elders, members and the various Organs of our Party, I regret to announce the passing away to eternal glory of our dear State Chairman, Hon Ini Titus Okopido. He died in the early hours of today after a brief illness.
“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.
“Our Chairman 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. May their souls rest in peace.”
It was gathered that Okopido died after battling with suspected chronic pile disease, though many have linked his death to spiritual forces.
Late Titus Okopide is the younger brother to former Minister of State for Environment, Late (Dr) Ime Okopido, who died few months ago and is yet to be buried.