APC: Family of party chairman who died during meeting breaks silence

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The family of the late Mr Ernest Oduh, Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ezza North Local Government Area has said that he died of a natural cause.

Oduh reportedly slumped in Enugu while attending a crucial meeting with key stakeholders of the APC on Tuesday and was rushed to a hospital where doctors battled unsuccessfully to revive him.

The younger brother of the deceased, Mr Sunday Oduh said this on Sunday in Ezza North during a condolence visit by one of the APC governorship aspirants for 2019 election in Ebonyi, Chief Austine Edeeze.

NAN quoted Oduh as accusing some politicians from the area of politicising the death of their elder brother, thereby sending wrong signals to the public.

He urged them to stop “crying more than the bereaved” and pointing accusing fingers at innocent people on social media and on the pages of newspapers including sponsoring protests.

“It has been a difficult task to console our aged father and the entire family who have been trying to grasp with the sad reality of the sudden death of our brother in his prime.

“Another painful aspect of the death is its politicisation by some politicians from the local government, who allegedly sponsored protests without the consent of the family and have been attacking innocent people on the pages of newspapers.

“Our deceased brother should be respected and allowed to rest in peace, hence we are advising those crying more than the bereaved to channel their energies elsewhere.

“Our brother died of a natural cause and he died on his hospital bed and medical reports proved that.

“Nobody killed our brother because he travelled to Enugu on that fateful day for the meeting alongside other party chairmen from Ebonyi,” Oduh said.

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