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Abia APC Senatorial Aspirant, Kelvin Ugboajah Passes Away
Kelvin Ugboajah

Abia APC Senatorial Aspirant, Kelvin Ugboajah Passes Away 

The well-known politician from Abia State passed away early on Saturday.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

Hon. Kelvin Ugboajah was running for the Abia Central Senatorial District in 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. 

After an unexplained illness, the famous politician from Abia State passed away early on Saturday, July 9, 2022.

The Ugboajah family of Ariam Usaka Oboro clan in the Ikwuano Local Government Area of the state officially announced his death on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

Remember that during the term of former Governor Orji Uzor Kalu, lawyer Ugboajah held the position of Commissioner of Works and Lands for Abia State thrice.

In the 2019 general election held in Abia State by the Independent National Electoral Commission, The Ugboajah, a former executive chairman of the state’s Ikwuano Local Government Area, also ran on the platform of the APC for the House of Representatives seat for the Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency.

He served as a member of the board of council at the Obafemi Awolowo Federal Teaching Hospital in the southwestern Nigerian state of Osun until his untimely death.

In response to the passing, Chief Paul Meregini, the Action Democratic Party’s House of Representatives candidate for Abia State’s Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, expressed grief.

Chief Meregini recalled his political relationship with the dead in a sympathy statement he sent to reporters on Tuesday in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State.

He characterized Ugboaja as a patriot, sincere political leader, and devoted democrat. They, while serving as chairman of the Ikwuano LGA, displayed exceptional leadership that undoubtedly fostered a significant number of economic and infrastructural amenities, which brought development to the majority of the local council area.

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