APC Women Leader, Kemi Nelson dies– Party source



Ms Kemi Nelson, a former deputy national  woman leader of the  All Progressives Congress (APC) has died, an authoritative source within Lagos APC disclosed on Sunday.

Nelson was also a former executive director of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Nelson, a former  commissioner in Lagos State was reported to have passed on after a  prolonged illness at the age of 66.

The impeccable source in APC told NAN  that  it was true the party stalwart died after a prolonged illness.

“It is true she has passed on,” he said.

The source, however, refused to respond to further questions on the demise of the APC leader.

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Nelson is the only female member of the APC ‘s Governance Advisory Council in Lagos state.

She was appointed to NSITF by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, a position she held until May 2021.

She was born on Feb. 9, 1956, and schooled in Ijebu, Lagos and Ibadan; and was survived by  three children.

Before her death, Nelson was the Yeye Oge of Lagos state and one of the right-hand loyalists of the APC presidential candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu.