A former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission and chieftain of the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress and leader of the Ijaw elements within the party, Pastor Power Aginighan, is dead.
Aginighan was said to have died in an accident at the Mbiama end of the East-West Expressway on Friday.
Others who died in the accident were his son, Tammy, and his police escort.
The Delta State Treasurer of the APC, Hon. Ebiakpo Ezebiri, confirmed the incident.
Ezebiri said the accident occurred on Friday.
He said: “We were together on Thursday when we hosted Prof. (Pat) Utomi.
“People were trying to reach him yesterday to get his attention on some matters, but he was unreachable.
“Nobody knew he was dead.
“The accident happened during the day, but since they had been burnt beyond recognition, nobody could have known who was involved.
“He was in the vehicle with his son and his police escort when the accident happened just after the Mbiama bridge.
“Some of our people have already gone to the scene of the accident to retrieve the bodies.
“We are in mourning.
“This is very painful.”