The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented the demise of its Akwa Ibom State Chairman, Ini Okopido.
OKopido died on Wednesday at the Ibom Multi-specialty Hospital (IBH), Uyo, the state capital.
APC spokesman, Yekini Nabena, in a statement said the deceased will be sorely missed, noting that the party lost a gentleman and grassroots politician who was in the vanguard of mainstreaming the APC as the party of choice in Akwa Ibom State.
He recalled that Okopido was a stabilizer who provided a listening ear to all party supporters, members, leaders and other stakeholders not only in Akwa Ibom but across Nigeria.
He said the deceased, “was a critical partner in the ongoing reconciliation and repositioning efforts being undertaken by the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee”.