A senatorial aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Kelvin Ugboajah, is dead.
A statement by his family, said the Abia Central Senatorial aspirant, died on Monday, July 11, 2022, after a brief illness.
The late politician was a lawyer and had served twice as Abia State Commissioner of Works, and Lands during the administration of former Governor Orji Uzor Kalu.
Ugboajah was also a former executive chairman of Ikwuano local government area of the State, and also ran for the House of Representatives seat for Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat under the APC during the 2019 general election.
Until his death, he was a member of the Board, Obafemi Awolowo Federal Teaching Hospital, Osun State.
Reacting to the unfortunate incident, the Action Democratic Party (ADP) House of Representatives candidate for Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat of Abia State for the 2023 general election, Chief Paul Meregini, expressed sadness.
In a condolence message, Chief Meregini, described Ugboaja as a patriot, genuine political leader and committed democrat whom during his era as the executive chairman of Ikwuano LGA, demonstrated uncommon leadership.
“Ugboajah played inclusive and development-oriented politics which endeared his party members and people to him until his demise. He was a team player who was only concerned in what will benefit the people and was never sentimental to issues concerning the development of Abia, southeast and Nigeria as a whole”, he wrote.