Chukwunonye Irouno, a Labour Party candidate for Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State House of Assembly and a member of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, is dead.
Chukwunonye Irouno Is Dead
The deceased, who was a popular master of ceremony in Imo and the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs and Entertainment to a former state governor, Rochas Okorocha, died on Monday in his house in Owerri.
According to Punch, Irouno was supposed to be the official MC for Peter Obi’s rally in Owerri on Tuesday, but he died after inspecting Kanu Nwankwo sports stadium in Owerri, the venue for Obi’s campaign rally in the state on Tuesday.
A friend of the deceased said that the politician died a few minutes after arriving at his Owerri residence right in front of his wife and children.
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.”
The news of Irouno’s death nearly disrupted the LP 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.
KanyiDaily had also reported how the Accord Party House of Representative candidate in Oyo Jacob Funmi Ogunmola died after attending a political function in Saki.