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Former Rivers Lawmaker Jerome Eke Is Dead, Days After Wife’s Death



A former lawmaker who represented Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Jerome Eke, has died barely 10 days after losing his wife identified as Joan.

Lady Joan Eke


It was gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain died last Friday, though the cause of death was not disclosed.

Jerome Eke’s death was confirmed to The Punch by his predecessor in the House of Reps, Ogbonna Nwuke.


Nwuke described Eke as an “astute campaigner and jolly good fellow’, saying his demise is a big loss to the Etche people.

“He (Eke) was a jolly good fellow, a very astute campaigner and he was very close to me regardless of our political differences. It is a great loss for the Etche nation.”


Also, a councilor and leader of Etche Legislative Assembly, Blackson Nwayanwu, said, “Yes, he (Eke) is actually dead. But I don’t know the details yet. His wife too is dead.”

The late Hon. Eke owns the Garden Marriott Hotels, formerly Royal Paragon Hotels located along the Rumuepirikom / Iwofe axis of Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.


They left behind a couple of young children and some relatives.

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