- The eighth Senate has adjourned its plenary to honour late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu
- Order 43 of the Senate was cited by the Senate leader who informed the upper chamber of their colleague's passing
- The Senate also observed a one-minute silence in honour of the late senator
Lawmakers of the eighth Senate on Thursday, December 18, adjourned plenary at the National Assembly in honour of Senate Benjamin Uwajumogu who died on Wednesday, December 19.
The Senate leader had cited order 43, while officially informing the upper chamber of the passing of the Senator Uwajumogu who represented Imo North senatorial district.
The order cited by the Senate leader was promptly seconded by the minority leader.
The Senate further resolved that a one-minute silence be observed in honour to the late senator.
It also urged members of the upper chamber to suspend order 13 of the Senate to enable it to hold its plenary on Friday, December 20.
An adjournment was immediately moved by the Senate leader and seconded by the minority leader as plenary is rescheduled to continue on Friday.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senator Uwajumogu died in the early hours of Wednesday, December 18.
Although details of his death or its leading cause is yet to be disclosed, Uwajumogu, who represented Imo North senatorial district until his death, died at the age of 51.
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