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Former deputy speaker slumps, dies during campaign

2015-03-19 15:49
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Uyo - A former Deputy Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Hon. Okon Uwah, on Wednesday slumped and died during a campaign rally, New Telegraph.

Uwah before his death was the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ukanafun State Constituency in the April 11 State House of Assembly election.

Uwah slumped at the residence of his in-law, Godwin Udoko while holding a political consultation with his supporters.

Also read: Council boss slumps, dies in Rivers

The situation went out of control over how to share the consultation money dropped by the Uwah.

In a bid to  to move away from the ensuing stampede, Uwah slumped and was trampled by the surging crowd.

Read more at New Telegraph.

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