Bayelsa APC media campaign director dies in boat accident

10:08 Oct 31 2023 Bayelsa State

The Director of Media and Publicity for the Bayelsa State All Progressives Congress Gubernatorial Campaign Council, Peremobowei Tukuwei, has lost his life in a boat mishap.

The incident happened during the party’s campaign visit to Okoroma in Nembe Local Government Area en route to Ogbia in Ogbia LGA on Wednesday.

It was gathered that Tukuwei was the only one who did not survive the tragic incident among the occupants of the ill-fated boat. He was from the Ekeremor LGA of the state.

The deceased’s lifeless body was said to have been found in the late hours of Thursday after a long collaborative search by marine search parties and relevant authorities.

Tukuwei was working with Africa Independent Television before his appointment as the media and publicity director of the state APC campaign council for the governorship election slated for November 11, 2023.

Following the sad occurrence, the state APC chairman, Dennis Otiotio, announced the suspension of campaigning by the council on Thursday.

The statement said, “The Bayelsa State APC Governorship Campaign Council wishes to announce the suspension of our campaigns billed to hold tomorrow 26 October 2023 at Nembe-Ogbolomabiri and Nembe-Bassambiri.
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