Chief Joe Unuame, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta state, and his driver, have been confirmed dead in a car accident in the early hours of Wednesday.
Reliable sources told Our Correspondent that Chief Joe Unuame’s Toyota black Jeep had a head-on collision with a tanker after Umeh junction along Ughelli/Patani road, while on his way to PDP Campaign in Patani.
The sources said the driver died on the spot, while Chief Joe Unuame was rushed to a nearby hospital but died later after fruitless efforts by medical doctors to revive him.
Chief Joe Unuame, hails from the Akpere-Olomu community, Olomu Kingdom in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
He was until his death, a staunch member of the PDP and a strong supporter of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori, Governorship candidate of the PDP in Delta state.