The wife of the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Imo Isemin is has passed away.
Mrs Isemin died in a private hospital in Uyo.
A source in the family said that the ex first lady died after a brief illness. She was said to have been taken to the hospital after she suddenly fell sick.
Her husband, the ex governor, Mr. Isemin died in 2009, 16 years after leaving office as governor due to the military coup in Nigeria that brought Sani Abacha, a general, into power.
Until her passing away, Mrs. Isemin was a successful entrepreneur and a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the state.