…After Showing COVID-19 Symptoms
Godwin Akwaji, lawmaker representing Obudu constituency at the Cross River state house of assembly, has died after showing symptoms of COVID-19.
He was said to have died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) isolation centre around 12:30 pm on Thursday.
Akwaji, who was said to be diabetic, also exhibited fatigue, fever, cough, breathlessness.
A family source dislcosed that the deceased had been treated for malaria and pneumonia with no improvement.
Commenting on Akwaji’s death, Ifere Paul, a Facebook user wrote: “I spoke to Hon. Godwin Akwaji weeks before the LGA elections. He told me what a wonderful chairman I’ll make. He ended our conversation on a sad note though.
The source added that some persons who visited the lawmaker at the hospital are already showing symptoms of COVID-19.
“That the establishment does not want intelligent people like me, and was afraid I might not make it because I am not somebody’s stooge. I just got information from Agba Jalingo that Hon. Akwaji is late now. He was such a nice guy. May his soul find rest.”
Cross River is the only state where any case of COVID-19 has not been confirmed in the country.