Breaking: Oronto Douglas, Jonathan’s top aide dies of cancer

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Mr. Oronto Douglas, President ’s on and , is dead.
Information reaching Sundiata Post indicates that Mr. Douglas, a lawyer, died early this morning (Thursday) at State Clinic, Abuja of cancer .
He has been battling with cancer for several years, reason he had not been seen in public for a long time but he had been working behind scene for Jonathan.

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In recent years, he has been making periodic trips United States for treatment.
A source told Sundiata Post that despite his failing health, Mr. Douglas continued working for Jonathan till the end and was thoroughly devastated when Jonathan lost the March 28 presidential .
Douglas started out as an environmental activist. He was later made commissioner for information in Bayelsa State by the then governor, DSP Alamieseigha and when then deputy governor, became governor following Alamieseigha’s impeachment, Douglas retained his position but later resigned.


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After Jonathan’s as Vice President in 2007, Douglas moved Abuja closely with Jonathan.
He later became special assistant President Jonathan from 2009 2011 and from 2011 till his Thursday morning.