The Senator representing Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District (Akwa Ibom North-West), Dr Chris Ekpenyong, has lost his wife, Grace.
The son, Emmanuel, confirmed to our source that she died on Friday, saying “It’s a sad reality we must have to accept.”
People who were close to the late Grace said she was hard-working, and a loving wife and mother to her husband and children.
She was an entrepreneur who ran a flourishing bread factory and some agro-allied businesses in Akwa Ibom state.
Dr Ekpenyong, a former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom state, won the 2019 Senate election against the incumbent senator, Godswill Akpabio.