Imo Isemin, the wife of the first democratically elected governor of Akwa Ibom State, Akpan Isemin, is dead.
A report monitored from PREMIUM TIMES in Uyo indicates that Mrs. Isemin died Wednesday in an undisclosed hospital in Uyo, an aide to the former first lady had confirmed.
She was said to have been taken to the hospital on Tuesday after she suddenly fell ill.
Her husband, Mr. Isemin, passed on in 2009, 16 years after leaving office as governor due to the military coup in Nigeria that brought Sani Abacha, a general, into power.
Until her death, Mrs. Isemin was the chairperson, Uyo Chamber of Commerce and a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.