Mrs Kemi Nelson, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s close loyalist, passes on.
Aged 66 years, Nelson was said to have battled cancer for several years.
She was until her death, the National Women Leader of the APC.
Confirming Nelson’s death, APC spokesman in Lagos State, Mr Seye Oladejo, described it as tragic and very sad.
Persecondnews recalls that In 1999, she joined Alliance for Democracy (AD) and served as the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in the administration of ex-Gov. Bola Tinubu from 1999 to 2007.
A socialite and Executive Director of the Nigerian Insurance Social Trust Fund, Nelson attended the Lagos State University, Ojo.
In the 1990s, Nelson joined the now defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) during the military regime of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.
She was the senatorial candidate for the Lagos West Senatorial District in 1992 and was defeated by Tinubu.
She was the only woman serving as a member of the Lagos State Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).