The Transition Committee Chairman of Arochukwu Local Government Area in Abia State, Mr Onyekachi Okoro has been reported dead.
It was gathered the deceased reportedly slumped on Thursday afternoon in Umuahia, the State capital.
According to one of his personal aides who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the late Okoro was taken to the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia where medical experts pronounced him dead.
His death was reportedly linked to a cardiac arrest.
Okoro was recently appointed the TC chairman of the Local Government last December.
Our correspondent, who visited the FMC Umuahia, reports that some political associates of the deceased were seen lamenting over his death at the corridors of the Emergency Ward where his remains was kept.
The Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Arochukwu Local Government, Mr Anthony Nwankwo, confirmed the incident to newsmen at the hospital premises.