The Global News reports that Mrs. Elizabeth Udo Ekpenyong, the wife of the late chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state, and his sister, Ms. Ofonime Frank, have tragically lost their lives in a fire incident.

The devastating fire incident, which occurred on Christmas Eve, engulfed the residence of the late PDP chairman, Obong Udo Ekpenyong, in Ukanafun Local Government Area of the state.

The disclosure was made in a statement issued to journalists by Hon. Udeme Idiong, the Secretary of the Transition Committee of the local government, made this known in a statement Tuesday morning.

The statement reads: “Sequel to the tragic fire incident that occurred at the residence of our Late State Party Chairman, Obong Udo Ekpenyong on 24th December 2023 which claimed the lives of his wife, Mrs Elizabeth Udo Ekpenyong and her sister, Ms Ofonime Frank, the Chairman, Transition Committee, Ukanafun Local Government Area, Hon. (Elder) Godwin Ekpe JP has declared a 7 days mourning period for all indigenes of Ukanafun Local Government from Tuesday 26th of December, 2023 to Monday 1st January, 2024.

“He has also in collaboration with the Stakeholders of the Local Government and approval of the State Government approved a withdrawal of Ukanafun’s contingent and performance in the ongoing Christmas unplugged activity earlier scheduled to hold on the 28th of December, 2023.

“While sympathizing with the family of the deceased, we pray for the repose of the departed souls”.

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