A taxi driver has committed suicide in Akwa Ibom State after the Supreme Court upheld the governorship election of Udom Emmanuel.
A taxi driver identified simply as Etefia, has allegedly committed suicide in Akwa Ibom State after the Supreme Court upheld the election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), flooring the All Progressive Congress (APC), Umanah Okon Umanah, who had challenged the initial victory of the governor.
According to witnesses, Etefia who hailed from Oron Local Government Area of the state, had supported Umana over Emmanuel and had told all his friends that the apex court uphold the Appeal Court's decision for a rerun and he was so sure Umanah would floor the incumbent governor.
But Etefia's shock, the Supreme Court upheld Emmanuel's election on February 3, and suddenly, the tide was turned and he became the butt of mockery from his friends and colleagues.
A fellow taxi driver narrated the situation:
"It all started as a joke, as his friends were mocking him for supporting a loser. Etefia was very silent and left in anger for his house and we thought that would be the end of the whole thing, only for us to realise that he had used a rope to hang himself.
Imagine killing yourself for people who don't even know you. I only pity his family because to me, I see that as stupidity," the colleague concluded.