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Regional News of Sunday, 26 March 2023


Imo Labour Party Governorship aspirant found dead; family blames 'spiritual attack'

The late Humphrey Anumudu The late Humphrey Anumudu

Humphrey Anumudu, the Labour Party aspirant in the Imo governorship elections is dead.

Anumudu was found dead in his house in Lagos after he returned from a party meeting at the party national headquarters in Abuja on Friday.

A family source described his death as a “spiritual attack.”

The deceased is a native of Mbieri Ancient Kingdom in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state.

As a multi-billionaire businessman cum politician, he has been contesting for the governorship seat of the state since 1998.

He was said to be the true winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in the state in 1998 before the ticket was ceded to Achike Udenwa who went on to rule the state between 1999 and 2007.

Since then he had been contesting for the number one seat of the state. In 2019 he was the Zenith Labour party governorship candidate.

A close friend of the deceased said that he died around 5:30 pm on Friday.

The late politician had already paid the sum of 25 million Naira for Labour Party’s Governorship form for the November 11th 2023 Guber contest.

Chief Anumudu, a respected legal luminary and an astute politician was also the Chief Executive Officer of Globe Motors.

He contested for the Governorship election in the past under the All Progressives Grand Alliance.