Female lawmaker dies in Delta


A long serving member of the Delta State House of Assembly, Mrs Omawumi Udoh, is dead. She died at a London hospital after a protracted illness.

Late Mrs Omawumi Udoh, a member of Delta State House of Assembly.

Late Mrs Omawumi Udoh, a member of Delta State House of Assembly.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Monday Igbuya, announced the death on Wednesday night in Asaba. the state capital.

Udoh represented Warri South I Constituency in the State House of Assembly.

According to a statement signed by Mr henry Ebireri, the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Igbuya described late Udoh as “a dogged fighter, grassroots woman and leader.

“I wish to convey to you the deepest condolence of the Delta House of Assembly in an emotion laden voice. It is really hard to believe’’`.

The speaker also described Udoh as an extra ordinary woman, who demonstrated a life of service, love, compassion and excellence to her family, community and the state.

According to him, Omawumi Udoh’s death is a great loss to the state.

“She built a bridge of hope and unity among her people, she played politics of development.

“She had generous spirit and she was dependable in every facet of her life.

“Udoh was also admired for her wit, charm, vision and steadfast devotion to her political associates and family, we will miss her,’’ Igbuya said.

The speaker prayed God Almighty to grant the deceased eternal rest and members of her family the strength to bear the loss.

Late Udoh, who was born in 1960, became a member of the State House of Assembly in 2003 on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

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