BREAKING: Ex-Lagos Council Chairman, Doherty dies in UK

A former Chairman of Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government in Lagos State, Demola Doherty, has died.

Doherty died in the early hours of Friday in a hospital in the United Kingdom.

The former Council chairman was said to have died after a long time illness.

Sources informed WESTERN POST that Doherty had been nursing a life threatening disease for years and that had made him to constantly visit the UK hospital on a regular basis before his demise.

” Yes, our former Council Chairman is late. He died in the UK where he went for his regular medical checkup. We never thought we will not see him no more because this is not the fire time time, he would go for treatment in UK.

” The illness has been a life threatening one but he has been managing it since he left office in 2011. Some of us in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ifako/Ijaiye who are close to him will miss him alot because he was our rallypoint in the politics of the Council”, said an APC Chieftain.

When asked about the mood of the Council, the APC Chieftain said ” Everyone in the Council Secretariat including party secretariat is not happy with the new. But what could we do?”.

Doherty who died in his early 60s was Council Chairman between 2008 to 2011 under the Action Congress (AC).

He aspired for the House of Representatives under the APC in 2011 and also participated in the 2016 bye-election when the then Representative, Hon. Elijah Adewale died.

Doherty was a successful businessman and banker before venturing into politics in 2008.

As at the time of filing this report, the Council Chairman, Prince Usman Hamzat is yet to issue any official statement announcing Doherty’s death.

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