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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Female Delta State lawmaker dies in London hospital

neMrs Omawumi Beatrice Udoh, member representing Warri South State Constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly died on Wednesday, December 14th, at a London hospital after a protracted illness.

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed shock and sadness over the sudden demise of Mrs Udoh.

In a statement issued on Wednesday in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Okowa described the deceased as a committed, hardworking, patriotic and thorough-bred lawmaker who served the state and her constituents diligently.

"The late Hon. Omawumi Udoh died when her services to the state and nation was most needed. We mourn our fallen lawmaker who gave her best in service to God and humanity. She was a committed and hardworking member who championed the cause of her people." the statement reads.

"On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, i send my profound commiseration to the Right Honourable Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Chief Monday Owhigho Igbuya, members of the House, the people of Warri South Constituency I and the entire Itsekiri nation over the demise of Hon. Mrs Omawumi Beatrice Udoh.

“As we mourn her passage, may Almighty God give her family, friends, constituents and associates the fortitude to bear the loss,” the governor said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi has expressed shock at the demise of his colleague.

The Deputy Speaker who received the sad news described the development as "very painful", but can not question God. Osanebi, describing the late lawmaker as calm, loving sister and that she was a vibrant lawmaker and a caring mother and will be greatly missed.

"Hon. Omawumi was a true Deltan and a vibrant colleague who was always championing the cause of her constituents in her days in the House. We have lost a hardworking, committed and dedicated colleague and my heart goes to her immediate family, constituents, and the entire Warri people and Deltans in general".

"I pray that almighty God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss."
Omawumi Udoh a 4th term member, was a dedicated PDP member and was first elected into the Delta State House of Assembly in 2003 and was re-elected in subsequently.

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