JUST IN: Lagos APC woman leader dies after performing Hajj

A prominent leader in the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaja Ramota Abiodun Bankole, has been pronounced dead after performing her Hajj rites in Saudi Arabia.

Bankole, who was Lagos State APC former Welfare Secretary, was said to be among the pilgrims that dropped dead following excessive heat recorded in the holy land.

The former politician death was confirmed on Thursday by the council chairmen of Epe Local Governments, Eredo and Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area (LCDA), amid the ongoing search by friends and family members for missing Hajj pilgrims in Saudi after the death toll at the annual rituals, which were carried out in scorching heat, surged past 900.

They described the demise of the Lagos APC for Executive member, who celebrated her 60th birthday last month, as a rude shock to them, considering her role within the party.

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