Former Delta State Acting Governor Is Dead

Prince Sam Obi
Prince Sam Obi

A former acting Governor of Delta State, Prince Sam Obi, is dead.

A reliable source who is a native of his village, Ute-Ukpu in Ika North East Local Government Area confirmed to newsmen the passage of Obi at the early hours of Saturday in Asaba.

Until his death, he was the General Overseer of Oracle of God Ministry, Asaba.

Circumstances leading to his sudden was not known as at press time, but a dependable source confirmed that his body has been deposited in a mortuary in Asaba.

The late Sam Obi represented the Ika North East State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly for three terms (2003-2015) and became acting Governor in 2010 after Court nullified the 2007 election of former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and ordered a rerun.

It was gathered that the deceased who has been unstable in health recently was last seen on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the annual lecture of Maris Trust Council, held at the Unity Hall of Government House, Asaba.