Late PDP State Chairman Udo Ekpenyong’s wife, sister die as fire engulfs residence in Uyo

Two persons, Mrs Elizabeth Udo Ekpenyong, wife of late State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Akwa Ibom and her sister Ms Ofonime Frank have lost their lives in a fire that ravaged their Shelter Afrique residence in Uyo.

Newsmen gathered Tuesday morning that the sad incident occurred late night of December 24, 2023 being Christmas eve.

The late PDP stakeholder, Obong Udo Ekpenyong who died in January 2021 hails from Ukanafun local government area..

And as at the time of filing this report, the details of the cause of the fire incident that claimed the life of his wife could not be ascertained.

When contacted the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Odiko MacDon while confirming the incident said police have commenced investigation into the fire outbreak.

“As we speak investigation has commenced, but we have not confirmed any cause of the fire yet” MacDon simply responded.

Meanwhile, the Chairman, transition committee, Ukanafun Local Government Area, Elder Godwin Ekpe has declared  seven days mourning period for all indigenes of the area beginning from Tuesday(today)  26th of December over the incident.


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