The House of Representatives’ candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency of Enugu State, Ejikeme Omeje, has died in a car accident.
Mr Omeje was reportedly involved in a lone car accident on Tuesday morning.
The accident happened along Eden Ani/Nsukka road, near El-Rina hotel, Nsukka.
Omeje was reportedly returning from Edem-Ani town after a political gathering.
The politician was said to be driving alone along Erina-Edem Ani road when he suddenly lost control and his car veered into the bush, hitting a tree in the process.
Doctors at a hospital where he was rushed to confirmed him dead.
Secretary of the APC in Enugu, Robert Ngwu, also confirmed the incident.
“It is tragic and a big blow on the party,” The Guardian quoted him as saying.