Breaking: Few Days To 2023 Polls, Obi Is Dead, Margaret Mourns, As Some Governors Call For Shift Of General Elections

A former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State and a member of its Board of Trustees, Dr. Alex Obi has died.

The deceased, known as IKemba Mbaise, was 68 years old.

According to a statement issued by his family on Tuesday night, signed by his brother, Valentine Obi Snr, and son, Alexander Obi Jnr, he died on Sunday, January 15, 2023, after a brief illness.

Obi was a PDP chieftain, a former board chairman of the National Orthopedic Hospital Igbobi, a member of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, and a member of the National Business and Technical Examination Board, among other things, until his death.

Dr Alex Obi

He was the defunct Social Democratic Party’s front-runner in the Imo State governorship race, which he narrowly lost to late Evans Enwerem.

According to the family, Dr. Alex Obi’s body will be laid to rest in his family compound at Oboama Enyiogugu, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, on Friday, February 17, 2023, following a requiem mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Oboama Enyiogugu.

His wife, Margaret Orishetimeyin Obi, and five children and siblings survive him.

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Some governors call for shift of general elections

The ruling All Progressives (APC) is pushing for the postponement of the 2023 general elections by a minimum of four weeks.

Credible sources in the party informed our correspondent that the move is being spearheaded by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.

According to the source, the postponement agenda is currently gathering momentum as some undisclosed state governors were said to be in support.

However, the PDP’s Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council has rejected the move, saying anyone seeking a shift in the date of the elections is an enemy of Nigeria.

More detail soon…..

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