Former deputy governor of Cross River, Dr Walter Eneji is dead!
This information was confirmed by Christian Ita, the chief press secretary to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the deceased who served under former governor, Donald Duke from February 2003 to May 2007, was reported to have died in his sleep while recuperating from a prolonged sickness.
He contested the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries ahead of the 2007 election, but was ousted by the immediate past governor of Cross River Senator Liyel Imoke.
This is coming just weeks after the demise of another deputy governor, Dr Matthias Ofoboche, who was in government during the administration of late Chief Clement Isong in 1979.
The Cross River government also informed that Eneji’s death occurred at a time when the state was preparing to pay its final respect to Ofoboche.