Oronto Douglas Is dead


Oronto Douglas

Oronto Douglas, the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research, Documentation and Strategy, is dead. He was aged 49.

A presidency source said Douglas passed on at the State House clinic at 4:58 a.m. Thursday.

The  presidential adviser is said to have been battling with cancer since 2008 and had from time to time sought treatment abroad for prolonged periods.

Born 1966, Douglas was described as one of Jonathan’s most brilliant and influential aides, documenting the President’s achievements and legacies, and helping coordinate parallel media and campaign strategies for the presidency.

Douglas was a commissioner for information in Bayelsa and was a delegate from the state for the 2005 National Political Reform Conference organised by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

Douglas is survived by a wife and children.

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