Former acting governor of Delta State dies




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A former acting governor Delta State, Mr. Sam Obi has died.

He passed away at the early hours Saturday in Asaba, the state capital.

death is coming few days after the passing female founding member of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and a former Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Shola Williams.

Sam Obi became acting governor in 2010 when the Appeal Court, Benin, nullified the election former governor, Dr. Uduaghan, and ordered a re-run.

Prior to assuming the office acting governor, Mr. Obi was the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, following the impeachment of the former Speaker, Martin Okonta.

Obi represented Ika North-East constituency at the House till 2015 when he did not seek re-election after two consecutive terms.

At the inception the Governor administration, Obi was appointed Special Adviser, a position that was not renewed in 2019 after Okowa’s re-election for second tenure.

A pastor and founder of Oracle of God Ministries, Obi hailed from Ute-Okpu in Ika North-East Local Government Area of the state.

Although details of death are still sketchy, multiple sources who confirmed the sad news, said Obi had been battling undisclosed ailment.

He was last seen at a public function on Wednesday March 31, 2021 at the annual lecture of Maris Trust Council which held at the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba.

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