Joe Umuame, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in the Ughelli south local government of Delta state has been confirmed dead in a road accident.
The PDP stalwart died with his driver in the early hour of Wednesday, December 21, Independent Nigeria reported.
Sources disclosed that Umuame’s Toyota black jeep had a head-on collision with a tanker after Ume junction on the Ughelli/Patani road while going for a PDP rally in Patani.
The source revealed that the driver died immediately while Umuame was rushed to a nearby hospital but later died after medical doctors’ efforts to revive him failed.
The late PDP chieftain is from Akpere-Olomu community, Olomu Kingdom in Ugheli south local government area of the state.
He remained a strong member of the PDP in the state until his death. He was a strong supporter of the party’s governorship candidate, Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori.
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The PDP in the state is yet to make any official statement concerning the death of the PDP leader in the state.
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His sudden death has thrown family, members of his household and many supporters in the state into mourning on Wednesday.