Breaking: Mourning As Prominent Northern Gov Loses Top Aide, “I’m Shocked”

Breaking: Mourning As Prominent Northern Gov Loses Top Aide, “I’m Shocked”

  • A top official of the Borno state government has reportedly passed on to the great beyond
  • Chief Kester Ogualili, a special adviser to Governor Babagana Zulum, has been reported dead after battling a sickness
  • Governor Zulum confirmed the unfortunate incident in a statement signed by his aide, Abdurrahman Ahmed Bindi, and made available to newsmen on Saturday journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

The special adviser to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state on community relations, Chief Kester Ogualili, is dead.

Governor loses Igbo adviser, mourns
Zulum mourns as one of his aide, Chief Kester Ogualili, dies. Photo credit: The Governor of Borno State, Kester Ogualili
Source: Facebook

As reported by Daily Trust on Saturday, May 4, Ogualili passed away at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital after a protracted illness.

The deceased, who hailed from Dunukofia local government area of Anambra state, lived most of his life in Borno.

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Gov Zulum confirms death of his Igbo aide

In a condolence message released by his senior special assistant on new media, Abdurrahman Ahmed Bindi, on Saturday, Governor Zulum expressed shock over the incident.

“I am saddened by the passing of Hon Kester Ogualili; he has served the people of Borno diligently for many years. Hon. Kester was a promoter of peace and a good ambassador of the Igbo community in Borno,” Zulum said.
“We will continue to remember his role serving as a bridge to foster peaceful co-existence among the residents.”

The governor prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and for the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Zulum also extended his condolence to Ogualili associates and Zenith Bank plc, where the deceased worked for many years.

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In another related development, reported that Alaba Excel Abbey, one of the campaign coordinators of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo state, was reportedly assassinated on Sunday, April 28.

Emerging reports indicate that Abbey was killed at his home in Supare Akoko, Akoko South West local government area. gathers that the deceased served as a ward coordinator for the Lucky Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organization Foot-Soldiers (LACO-SF) in the recently concluded primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state.


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