A former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Col. Sam Inokoba (rtd), is dead.
He was said to have died in the Lagos residence of another former chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and APC governorship aspirant, Timi Alaibe.
According to sources, he died Tuesday night while they were holding crucial meeting ahead of the forthcoming Bayelsa APC gubernatorial primaries.
Royal FM, a local radio station in Bayelsa, is already reporting the death as ‘Breaking News’. It is gathered that friends and political associates are still in shock over the sudden death.
However, when contacted by The Eagle Online, Alaibe confirmed the death but denied he died in his Lagos home.
According to him, the report that Inokoba died at his Lagos residence is the handwork of wicked people.
“Wicked people…I have been in Abuja all week. I wonder what the man will be doing in my house in Lagos when I am in Abuja”, Alaibe’s text message reads.
It was learnt that immediately Inokoba got his form two days ago, he went to Lagos on the invitation of Alaibe for “crucial talks”.
Also, it was reliably gathered that Alaibe had offered N200 million to the late party stalwart to drop his governorship ambition.
The Eagle Online recalls that a week ago the same late Inokoba was reported to have slumped at an APC stakeholders meeting in Nembe. The report was denied by Inokoba and his political associates.
In the report, Inokoba was said to be receiving regular financial support from the Bayelsa State Government to facilitate his frequent medical treatment abroad.
The report also claimed that the late Inokoba got N10 million from the state government two days before he defected to the APC for his regular trip abroad but he never did.
Source: Eagle Online