The immediate past chairman of the Taraba State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Victor Bala Kona is dead.
His death, as gathered, occurred in the early hours of today, Sunday, in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Confirming his demise, the Acting chairman of the party, Alhaji Inuwa Bakari said he died after a protracted illness.
The former chairman, who was earlier flown abroad for treatment, was recently flown back to Nigeria where he finally gave up the ghost.
Describing his demise as a rude shock to the party, Bakari said the party would no doubt miss him.
He said, “It is very unfortunate that he has to leave when we all need his leadership, political experience, and rare mobilisation skills.”
Bakari, who at the time of filing this report was in Abuja where Bala passed on, said the burial arrangements would be made public after due consultation with the family.