Three aides of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State have died within five days in different circumstances.
This was reliably gathered in Warri on Tuesday.
The deceased include an executive assistant to the governor, Chief Amos Itihwe, who was reported dead days after two other aides of Okowa died of illness.
Itihwe, who was a former ethnic nationality commissioner in the Delta Oil Producing Area Development Commission, a one-time Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Ughelli South Local Government Area and lately, Executive Assistant on Political Matters to the Governor, died after a protracted illness.
Earlier on Sunday, sources said another aide to the governor, Friday Akpoyibo, died few days after another Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Political Matters, Chief Godspower Muemuifo, died on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, after a brief illness.
Meanwhile, Okowa has expressed sadness on the passing of his aides.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, commiserated with the families of the deceased and their communities of Orogun in Ughelli North Local Government Area and Egbo-Ide in the Ughelli South Local Government Area, respectively.