OnyxNews Nigeria reports that a former acting governor of Delta State, Dr. Sam Obi has died.
He died in Asaba, the state capital, in the early hours of Saturday.
But the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown, many sources who confirmed the sad news said Obi was suffering from an unidentified ailment.
Obi, a pastor and member of Oracle of God Ministries, is from Ute-Okpu in the state’s Ika North-East Local Government Area was last seen on Wednesday, March 31 2021, at a public event, the Maris Trust Council’s annual lecture, which was held at the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba.
Mrs. Shola Williams, a female founding member of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and former Commissioner for Women Affairs, died just a few days before he died.
Sam Obi became an acting governor of Delta state when the Appeal Court in Benin nullified the election of former governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, and ordered a re-run in 2010, Mr. Obi was the Speaker of the state House of Assembly before becoming acting governor, following the impeachment of the previous Speaker, Martin Okonta.
Obi served in the House of Representatives for the Ika North-East constituency until 2015, when he did not seek re-election after two terms.
Obi was named Special Adviser at the start of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration, a post that was not renewed in 2019 following Okowa’s re-election for a second term.