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Regional News of Wednesday, 7 December 2022


Imo Assembly Labour Party candidate dies

The late, Chukwunonye Irouno The late, Chukwunonye Irouno

The Labour Party candidate for Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State House of Assembly, Chukwunonye Irouno is dead.

Irouno is reported to have died on Monday, December 5 in his house in Owerri.

Prior to his death, he was a popular master of ceremony and a former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs and Entertainment to a former governor of Imo state.

Irouno who was called up to be the official MC for Peter Obi’s rally in Owerri on Tuesday, December 6, died after he and other Labour chieftains finished inspecting Kanu Nwankwo sports stadium in Owerri the venue for Obi’s campaign rally, Linda Ikeji Blog said.

His demise was confirmed by the chairman of the local Organizing Committee for the rally, Kingsley Onunuju.

After Onunuju announced Irouno's death and called for a minute silence in his honour.