The Transition Committee Chairman of Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia, Mr. Onyekachi Okoro, is dead.
Okoro was said to have slumped at a private residence in Umuahia around 1:00pm on Thursday, 7th January, 2020. This was confirmed to the newsmen by the Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Anthony Nwankwo at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, where the deceased was taken to for medical attention.
Nwankwo, who was a close political associate of the deceased, said that he slumped after holding a meeting with some officials of the council in Umuahia.
He said: “Okoro had a meeting with the council’s Head of Service and Treasurer in Umuahia. After the meeting, he visited the house of our senior colleague. At the place, he went into the restroom. After making use of the restroom, he was no longer feeling normal, eventually, he eventually slumped, and was quickly rushed to the hospital.
Nwankwo further said that the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Azubuike Onyebuchi, was immediately contacted and that he joined a medical team to carry out palpitation on him “to see if he could be revivified.”
He countered the report in some social media platforms that the deceased slumped and died in his house in Arochukwu after holding a meeting in his office with some council officials.
A medical doctor at the Accident and Emergency (A and E) Unit of the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia said that Okoro “was brought to their hospital dead.”
The doctor, who didn’t disclose his identity, said that efforts made to revivify him by a team of medical doctors proved abortive.
The deceased was newly appointed as the Local Government Chairman in December 2019.