Chief Spanner Francis Okpozo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in the South-South and a second republic senator, is dead.
He died on Monday, December 26, after a brief illness, close family relatives disclosed to The Punch.
The octogenarian, who hails from Ozoro in Isoko North Council Area of Delta state, is one of the leading voices of the APC from the region.
He was said to have died in an undisclosed hospital in the state.
Chief Okpozo’s death comes just a month after Afolabi Olaposi, a chieftain of APC in Ondo was killed by unknown gunmen in Owo, Ondo state.
Olaposi was shot dead on his way home after attending a meeting of the party in preparation for the governorship election on Thursday night, November 24, according to a statement released the APC.