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Embattled Chairman of the Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Fatai Adams, is dead.

Adams reportedly passed away in the early hours of Wednesday in Akure.

Spices close to him say he had complained of severe headaches and was taken to a private hospital where he later died.

Mr Adams was suspended on January 2, 2024 by members of his executive committee over allegations of anti-party activities.

His suspension was later ratified by the State Working Committee on January 4, 2024.

His death came 43 days after he was suspended from the party.

Mr Adams, a former lawmaker, became Chairman of the party on August 4, 2020, following a decisive victory in the internal party elections.

Spokesman for the PDP in Ondo State, Kennedy Peretei, in a statement on Wednesday, said the party expressed shock and devastation over the demise of Mr Adams, “whose death occured… after a brief illness.”

“His transition at this trying time of the party is not only sad but traumatic,” Mr Peretei further said, adding that the party extends it’s condolences to his family.

“The State Working Committee (SWC) of the party has declared a three- day mourning period. Party flags are to fly at half mast and all party Secretariats shut for the period across the state.”

Fatai Adams was a Member of the Ondo State House of Assembly (2007-2011).

He also served as Deputy State Chairman of the PDP in Ondo State.

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