The National Welfare Officer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a member of its National Working Committee, Friday Nwosu, has passed on.
Nwosu, a chieftain of the party, once contested Abia State governorship election on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party before defecting to the ruling APC.
The late legal icon was said to have been admitted in an undisclosed health facility in the Federal Capital Territory before he was discharged on Wednesday.
Nwosu reportedly went back to the same hospital for a routine checkup on Thursday where a source confirmed that he relapsed and had to be rushed into the Intensive Care Unit where he gave up the ghost.
“His death has jolted all the NWC members, including the National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu. I am sure the secretariat will release an official report tomorrow morning, “ the source told our correspondent.
As of the time of filing this report, his remains had been deposited at the mortuary.
The demise of the national welfare officer was reported via the official Twitter handle of the APC at about 8.20pm on Thursday.
The statement read, “Words are not enough to describe the monumental loss brought by the passing of the party’s National Welfare Secretary, Sir Friday Nwanozie Nwosu, on the APC family. May his soul rest in peace.”