March 25, (Newshour.com.ng) – Barr. Humphrey Anumudu, one of the Labour Party governorship aspirants in Imo State is dead.
The aspirant died in Lagos after he returned from a meeting at the LP national headquarters in Abuja on Friday, Okeomanews report.
The aspirant hailed from Obazu Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.
He was a multi billionaire businessman cum politician who has been contesting for the governorship seat of the state since 1998.
He was said to be the true winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in the state in 1998 before the ticket was ceded to Achike Udenwa who went on to rule the state between 1999 and 2007.
Since then he had been contesting for the number one seat of the state.
He went with the political slogan Soro Onye ma Uzo in his political engagements and bid to rule the state.
He was the Zenith Labour Party governorship candidate of the party in the state in 2019.
A close friend to the deceased disclosed that he died around 5:30pm on Friday.
He said ” he went to a meeting in Abuja on Friday. He forgot a document and quickly rushed to Lagos to pick it. He was bid to return to Abuja on Saturday. On getting to his house, he lost consciousness. He was rushed to a hospital in Lagos. An oxygen was implanted in him. He was not responding. A doctor came and confirmed him dead.”
Before purchasing the N25m worth of LP forms, he had bought and gave out 27 vehicles to LP Chairmen in the 27 LGAs of the state.
His family had yet to formally announce his demise.
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