Ake, former S/South PDP chairman, dies at 76

Chief Godpower Ake, a former national vice chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South-South, dies at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), on Monday evening.

Aged 76, the foremost politician and a founding member of PDP from Rivers State was reported to have had a long time battle with an undisclosed terminal illness until his death.

The Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area-born politician was also a one-time chairman of PDP in Rivers State, during the administration of former Governor Peter Odili.

Chief Ake was a Special Adviser on Lands and Survey to former Governor Odili, before becoming the South-South zonal chairman of PDP after the assassination of the former holder of the position, Chief Aminosari Dikibo, in 2004.

He later defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), along with former Governor Rotimi Amaechi who is now the Minister of Transportation.

Confirming the death of the prominent politician, Senior Special Adviser (Media) to Rivers State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, said, “Yes I just spoke with Senator Ake who confirmed that he died yesterday’s (Monday) evening.”