- Louis Okoroma, a media aide to former VP Atiku has passed on
- Okoroma died on Thursday, March 11, according to a statement released by the Atiku Media Office
- The media aide died two months after the death of his wife
A media aide to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Louis Okoroma, died on Thursday, March 11, two months after the death of his wife.
Premium Times reports that Paul Ibe, head of Atiku Media Office, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, March 15.
Ibe noted that the death was sudden as the deceased was at work on Wednesday, March 10, a day before his death.
He described Okoroma as a jovial person and a top-notch professional journalist who performed his job with passion and dedication.
The former vice president and the entire staff of the organisation have extended their deepest condolences to the deceased family, Ibe noted.
The statement reads in part:
“The death of Mr Okoroma comes to us as a great shock and his passing will be felt for months and years to come because of his incalculable contributions to our office.
“Okoroma was not only a jovial fellow, but he was also a top-notch professional journalist that performed his job with passion and dedication."
In other news, Atiku could be barred from contesting for the presidency if a suit seeking to disqualify him succeeds in court.
However, the Adamawa-born politician has asked the Abuja division of the Federal High Court to dismiss the suit which is seeking to stop him from contesting in future presidential elections.
Legit.ng gathers that the legal action challenging Atiku’s eligibility to contest for the presidency was filed by a group under the aegis of the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa.
Meanwhile, Atiku has also advised the federal government against the payment of ransoms to kidnappers in the country.
The former vice president made the plea in a series of tweets on Monday, March 15, via his verified official handle @atiku.
He gave the advice in reaction to the recent abduction of teachers and some school pupils in Kaduna state.
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