The chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mr Odiari Princewill, has passed on.
Sources within the local government area say that the ex-chairman died from a suspected coronavirus on Wednesday night.
The state chapter of the Association of Local Government Of Nigeria (ALGON) has confirmed the news.
The ex-chair was reportedly buried at Port Harcourt cemetery yesterday under the strict supervision of COVID-19 task force.
The immediate past chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Mr Felix Obuah, has expressed shock on the sad passage of Mr Princewill.