A former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State Kitoye Branco-Rhodes has died of reported complications from COVID-19.
Truetalknews gathered that the 57-year-old died on Friday night.
Branco-Rhodes was the son of the late Olayinka Rhodes and Abimbola Rhodes.
He is survived by his wife Laolu Branco-Rhodes (nee Braithwaite) and six children.
Mr. Branco-Rhodes contested the 2003 Lagos governorship election on the platform of the Nigerian Advance Party (NAP) led by his father-in-law Tunji Braithwaite but lost to Bola Tinubu of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).
He later joined the PDP and contested in the party’s primary election for the 2015 Lagos governorship ticket, losing out to Jimi Agbaje.
Agbaje eventually lost the governorship election to Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 645 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
Truetalknews reports that the new cases were reported in a post on the disease control agency’s Twitter handle on Saturday night, February 20, 2021.
Govnor Sanwo-Olu describe Jankande death as a great loss to Lagos State as a whole.
“Baba Jakande record of service as a journalist wey make name and a leader of remarkable achievements as governor of Lagos State go remain a mark wey no fit clean comot for generations to come.” the siting governor add.
The newly reported cases bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 151,553 which includes 128,005 discharged cases and 1,831 deaths.