Breaking News: Prominent Ijaw politician passes on

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 It is all tears and sorrow as a  prominent Ijaw politician and former Presidential candidate dies in a Port Harcourt hospital after battling a terminal illness, family sources disclosed.
Chief Christopher Pere a former presidential candidate of the Liberal Democratic Party of Nigeria (LDPN) and Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the 2003 and 2007 election respectively died at the age of 76,  Daily Sun reports.
 According to the report, Ajuwa, a native of Gbaraun community, in Southern Ijaw local government of Bayelsa State had, before his emergence as the presidential candidates of LDPN and AD been a presidential candidate of the National Republican Convention (NRC) in the botched Third Republic.
He was originally, a member of the All Nigeria Peoples Party ( ANPP) but was forced to step down for then General Mohammadu Buhari, who was picked as the presidential candidate, which forced Ajuwa to leave the party.
Since news of his death broke, his political associates and Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson and visitors have been trooping to the family house in Port Harcourt, to condole with the family.
He said family members have been contacted and will meet in Port Harcourt to plan Ajuwa’s burial.
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