Former Deputy Cross River Governor Dr Walter Eneji, has passed away in his sleep while recuperating from a prolonged sickness on Sunday.
Mr Christian Ita, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River, who confirmed the death of Eneji said his family members had informed the government.
His death is coming on the heels of the preparation for the burial of yet another deputy governor, Dr Matthias Ofoboche, who died three weeks ago.
The CPS to Gov. Ayade expressed regret that Eneji’s death came at the time the state was planning for Ofoboche’s burial, who was deputy governor to late Chief Clement Isong in 1979.