Ben Uwajumogu: Senators decry demise of Imo federal lawmaker

Ben Uwajumogu: Senators decry demise of Imo federal lawmaker

- Senators have reacted to the death of their colleague, Senator Ben Uwajumogu

- Uwajumogu who was from Imo North died on Wednesday, December 18

- Senator Smart Adeyemi described Uwajumogu's death as painful, the deceased was somebody he was looking forward to working with given his open-mindedness

The untimely death of Senator Ben Uwajumogu has been described as a great loss to the Senate by his colleagues.

The lawmakers bemoaned Uwajumogu's death which they said would rob the Senate of the deceased's steering contributions in the Red Chamber.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the senators described Uwajumogu's death as surprising.

Commenting on the sad development, Senator Smart Adeyemi, representing Kogi West on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, said Uwajumogu was somebody he was looking forward to working with given his open-mindedness.

Ben Uwajumogu: Senators decry demise of Imo federal lawmaker

Senator Uwajumogu was 51 years old. Photo credit: Nigerian Senate
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“He is quite a humble person and very intelligent person; he is somebody I talked with since I came.

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“It is very painful, we talk about how we could cement the country, most of the things he was saying was how the unity of the country could be further strengthened, the oneness of Nigeria.

“There was no sign of ailment on him, he was on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday but he did not show sign of somebody who is sick.

“We did not believe it when we first heard of his death, because he was very active on Tuesday," he said.

Also reacting, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP Delta), described the death of Unwajumogu as very painful.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that multiple sources had confirmed the death of the senator representing Imo North senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate.

Uwajumogu reportedly died in the early hours of Wednesday, December 18.

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The senator, who was a former speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, was a member of the ruling APC.

Uwajumogu was a ranking senator in the upper chamber as this was his second stint in the Senate.

His last outing in the Senate was on Tuesday, December 10 when he raised a petition on behalf of a constituency member on his reinstatement into the Nigerian Army.

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