A member of the Board of Trustees of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Olisaemeka Akamukalem has drowned in a flood in Abuja.
Akamukalem, who hailed from Delta state died on Tuesday in Gwarimpa, Abuja after a torrential rainfall swept away his car.
He was aged 57.
His remains had been recovered and deposited at the Kubwa General Hospital morgue.
The APC expressed shock over Akamukalem’s death, describing him as one of its respected leaders.
The party in a statement on Thursday in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, recalled that the late Akamukali was the former National Chairman of the Democratic Peoples Party that merged with others to form the APC in 2013.
He had also served as the first Assistant National Secretary of the All Peoples Party.
The statement said, “He was the Director-General of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Campaign for President and thereafter served as member of the APC Presidential Campaign Committee that worked for the successful election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
“The late party chieftain who served the APC as first interim National Auditor was one the stabilizing forces in the party and always identified with progressive causes to strengthen the Party and ensure unity among members.”
The part said the deceased left at a critical time when he was needed to contribute to nation building and the implementation of the APC Change Agenda