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Douglas Acholonu, Former Imo Deputy Governor Is Dead

By Chika David

A one-time deputy governor of Imo State, Dr. Douglas Acholonu has been confirmed dead.

A source close to family who spoke to NewsTrack Nigeria (newstrack.com.ng) on the condition of anonymity said he passed on in the morning of yesterday, Sunday, June 4, 2023.

According to impeccable source, the former Deputy may have died of complications from a Brian survey.

Though the Royal family is yet to issue a formal statement over his death, NewsTrack Nigeria learnt that he underwent a surgery for brain tumour barely one month before he passed.

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Acholonu who is popularly called ‘Action’ since his days he served the State as deputy governor had maintained a low-key posture as he was regularly seen at the popular Rockview hotel where he usually interacted with the public on private level.

He was the deputy governor under the administration of the late Evan Enwerem’s 18 months civilian administration, under the regime of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd.), in 1992 – 93.

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