The wife of the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Akpan Isemin, has died in an undisclosed hospital in Uyo, the state capital on Wednesday.
An aide to the former first lady made the disclosure exclusively to Premium Times on Thursday afternoon at the Isemins family house, Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo.
The deceased, Mrs. Imo Isemin, was said to have been taken to the hospital on Tuesday after she suddenly fell ill.
Her husband passed on in 2009, 16 years after leaving office as governor due to the military coup in Nigeria that brought Sani Abacha, a general, into power.
Until her death, Mrs. Isemin was a successful entrepreneur and a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.