BREAKING: PDP Chairman Dies in Auto Crash, Details Emerge

BREAKING: PDP Chairman Dies in Auto Crash, Details Emerge

  • Sunday Zakka, the FCT chairman of the PDP, has died in an auto crash while on his way to his hometown on Friday night
  • Zakka's death came few hours to the presidential and national assembly election, which was scheduled to hold on Saturday
  • An official of the PDP said the party would release statement at the appropriate time, adding that they are avoiding people being demoralized

FCT, Abuja - The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Federal Capital Territory, Sunday Zakka is dead. gathered that Zakka died alongside his driver and his aide in an accident along the Nnamdi Azikiwe Inteenational Airport-Kuje Road on Friday, February 24, night.

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FCT PDP chairman dies in auto crash Photo Credit: PDP Update
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An official of the PDP who spoke to on the incident said the party’s FCT chairman was on his way to his hometown to prepare for the Saturday, February 25, presidential and National Assembly election when the accident occured.

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The official who spoke on anonymity told that the party would release an official statement on Zakka’s death at the right time.

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“Yes, it true the FCT PDP chairman is dead. It was an auto rash, God rest his soul.
“The party will make an official statement at the appropriate time, you know this is an Election Day, we don't want people demoralised.”

The death of the PDP chairman came at a crucial time when the election was about to commence, and the incident may have negative impact on the chances of the party in the FCT.

Zakka's death may caused demoralisation within the party's supporters in the capital and may cause many of them not to vote as they may have been lost in mourning.


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