Ex-Rep Jerome Eke dies 10 days after losing wife

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A former member of the House of Representatives Jerome Eke has passed on just 10 days after losing his wife Joan Eke.

The lawmaker represented Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency of Rivers State in the House under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party between 2015 and 2019.

It was gathered that Mr Eke died on January 15. The cause of death has not been established.

Eke’s kinsman and predecessor in the House of Representatives Ogbonna Nwuke confirmed the former lawmaker’s death.

“He (Eke) was a jolly good fellow, a very astute campaigner and he was very close to me regardless of our political differences. It is a great loss for the Etche nation,” Mr Nwuke said.


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