Ex-PDP chairman’s wife, sister-in-law die in Christmas Eve fire outbreak


Mrs Elizabeth Ekpenyong, the widow of the late chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Udo Ekpenyong, has been killed in a fire outbreak at her residence in Uyo.

The inferno which occurred on the eve of the Christmas celebration also claimed the life of Mrs Elizabeth’s sister, Ofonime Frank.

Udeme Idiong, Secretary of the Transition Committee of Ukanafun Local Government Area of the state, confirmed the tragic incident in a statement on Tuesday.

Idiong said the transition committee’s chairman, Godwin Ekpe, has declared seven days of mourning in honour of the deceased, starting from Tuesday, December 26, to Monday January 1, 2024.

“While sympathising with the family of the deceased, we pray for the repose of the departed souls.”

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