Judex Okoro, Calabar
Cross River State has been thrown into mourning following the death of former member of the House of Representatives for Obudu/Obanlikwu/Bekwara federal constituency, Hon. Paul Adah.
The late Adah represented Obudu/Obanlikwu/Bekwara federal
constituency at the lower chamber of the National Assembly between 2003 and 2011.
A family source disclosed that Hon. Adah, two days to his demise, complained of severe headache and fever which were not serious to have taken his life.
The source said he slept last night and didn’t wake up this (Saturday) morning.
At the time of filing this report, his remains had been deposited at the Navy Hospital, Calabar.
Hon. Paul Adah hails from Betukwel community in Obudu and was also a former NDDC Commissioner representing Cross River State.
He was also governorship aspirant on the platform of APC but later withdrew for personal reasons.
Expressing sadness over the death of former PDP chieftain, Governor Ben Ayade , who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media/Press Secretary, Mr Christian Ita, said: “It is disheartening to lose a personality like Hon. Paul at the time his services and contributions were needed most by Cross Riverians.
“He was a detribalised politician, a statesman and a selfless politician who devoted his entire life trying to uplift humanity.
“In the light of the above, I am personally withdrawing for two days from all campaigns of any sort as a mark of honour to a brother as Paul.”
Also mourning Adah’s death, the Cross River APC acting Chairman, Mr John Ochala, he said: “It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the death of our dear brother and friend, Rt. Hon. Paul Adah.”
Urging party members to emulate the virtues of late Adah, Ochala directed all party chapters to fly their flags at half-mast just as all campaign programmes for today (Saturday) and tomorrow, (Sunday) would be suspended while programmes for Monday and beyond should hold as scheduled.”