The former governor of Bayelsa state, Nestor Binabo, is dead.
His death was announced by his son, Mr Binabo Momos. It was revealed the late politician died on Thursday in Abuja after a prolonged battle with an undisclosed illness.
Binabo served as acting Governor of Bayelsa from January 2012, after Timipre Sylva was ousted by the Supreme Court.
He also served as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly.
Binabo was a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress before his death.