The Director of Media and Publicity for the Bayelsa State All Progressives Congress Gubernatorial Campaign Council, Peremobowei Tobi Tukuwei, has been confirmed dead in a boat mishap.
Tukuwei’s lifeless body was found after a long collaborative search by marine search parties and relevant authorities.
The incident happened during the party’s campaign visit to Okoroma in Nembe Local Government Area en route to Ogbia in Ogbia LGA on Wednesday.
Tukuwei was working with Africa Independent Television before his appointment as the media and publicity director of the state APC campaign council for the governorship election slated for November 11, 2023.
Following the sad occurrence, the state APC chairman, Dennis Otiotio, announced the suspension of campaigning by the council on Thursday.
“The Bayelsa State APC Governorship Campaign Council wishes to announce the suspension of our campaigns billed to hold on 26 October 2023 at Nembe-Ogbolomabiri and Nembe-Bassambiri,” he said.
“This is due to an unfortunate boat mishap during our campaigns today. At the moment, a ranking member of staff of our Campaign Council is yet to be accounted for. We have informed relevant authorities and search parties are on top of the situation
“We will take a day’s break to evaluate the situation before we resume our campaigns on Friday at Ogbolomabiri and Bassambiri before heading to Brass on Saturday and Sunday to conclude the Bayelsa East Campaigns.”