The lawmaker representing Oron Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Nse Ekpenyong, is dead.
Mr Ekpenyong, 58, reportedly died on Saturday.
The chairman of Mbo Local Government Area, Asuqwo Eyo, confirmed the death to PREMIUM TIMES. He said the federal lawmaker was not ill. Mr Ekpenyong hails from the area.
Mr Ekpenyong was representing Oron Federal Constituency of Akwa lbom State, and would have completed his second term in May 2023.
He is a former member of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly and a former deputy chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa lbom State.