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Labour Party Loses House of Assembly Candidate In Imo State

December 7, 2022

The Labour Party has since confirmed his demise.

Tragedy has struck the Labour Party in Imo State as its candidate for Okigwe Local Government Area State House of Assembly, Chukwunonye Irouno, is dead.

Reports had that Irouno died on Monday night in mysterious circumstances after he and other LP chieftains had finished inspecting Kanu Nwankwo Sports Stadium in Owerri, the venue of their presidential candidate Peter Obi’s campaign rally in the state capital on Tuesday.

Irouno, a popular master of ceremony in Owerri, who served as the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs and Entertainment to former Governor Rochas Okorocha, was billed to be the official MC for Peter Obi’s rally in Owerri on Tuesday. 

The Labour Party has since confirmed his demise.

One of his friends noted that the politician died a few minutes after arriving in his Owerri residence.

He said, “Irouno has died. He just returned to his house and asked his wife to prepare dinner for him. He went inside his bedroom to freshen up. On getting to his bed, he started behaving funny.

“His children couldn’t understand his action. They went to the kitchen to call their mother. Before his wife could rush to the bedroom, he was dead.

“This is unbelievable. This was a man who was supposed to take charge of the proceedings during the Labour Party presidential rally in Owerri. He died few minutes after asking his wife to prepare food for him.”

SaharaReporters gathered the news of Irouno’s death nearly disrupted the Labour Party's campaign rally in Owerri on Tuesday.

Immediately the chairman of the local Organizing committee for the rally, Kingsley Onunuju, announced his death and called for a minute silence in his honour, the crowd erupted in shouts.