The Chairman of Asari Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, Odiari Princewill, is dead.
Princewill, a strong loyalist of Governor Nyesom Wike, died on Wednesday at about 10pm and was buried on Thursday morning at the Port Harcourt cemetery.
It was claimed that the council boss lost his life to a protracted illness after receiving treatment at an undisclosed facility, even though there are indications that his death is COVID-19 related.
Residents of the council have described Princewill as a true loyalist of Wike and recalled his tireless efforts to develop the council.
At the time of filing this report, the Rivers state government has not released a statement concerning the death of the council boss.