According to Abia Online, he died in Aba in the early hours of Sunday 24 May.
The news platform said it confirmed the news from Ogunji’s relation.
There has been no official confirmation from the government of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
Ogunji ran unsuccessfully for the senate seat of Abia South last year.
He was also Special Adviser on Urban Renewal to Ikpeazu in his first term.