Mr. Ejikeme Omeje, APC Reps candidate for the Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South, Enugu Federal Constituency, was killed in a car accident on Tuesday morning.
Omeje, a pharmacist and key APC official in the Enugu North Senatorial district, passed dead outside the El-Rina hotel in Nsukka on the Eden Ani/Nsukka route.
Despite the fact that neither the police nor the Federal Road Safety Corps have formally confirmed the accident, eyewitnesses told our correspondent that it occurred while he was traveling back from the town of Edem-Ani after attending a political conference.
He was found to have been driving by himself when he abruptly lost control, crashed into a thicket, and struck a tree. He was moving along the road between Erina and Edem Ani.
According to an eyewitness who went by the name of Okechukwu Ezeme, Omeje was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to severe head injuries before his time.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, was unavailable for comment.