- An Enugu lawmaker, Chijioke Ugwueze, is dead
- Ugwueze was said to have died in the evening of Friday, June 19
- The late lawmaker died of heart attack, according to one of his relatives
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Chijioke Ugwueze a member of the Enugu state House of Assembly representing Isi-uzo constituency, has been reported dead.
Ugwueze's death, caused by a heart attack, was confirmed by his younger brother, Ejike, on Saturday, June 20.
The deceased's brother revealed that Ugwueze was 49 years old and battled with hypertension before his death, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The relative added that the lawmaker died at Enugu state Teaching Hospital Parklane in the evening of Friday, June 19.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Senate was thrown into mourning over the sad news of the death of Senator Adebayo Osinowo, on Monday, June 15.
The 64-year-old senator representing Lagos East senatorial district died in a hospital in Lagos. Osinowo was an active federal lawmaker on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Moreover, an unconfirmed claim stated that Osinowo died of COVID-19.
Before he became a senator, late Osinowo was a member of the Lagos state House of Assembly for four consecutive terms (2003-2019).
Moreover, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state on Sunday, May 3, in Lafia announced the closure of the state’s House of Assembly following the death of a lawmaker as a result of COVID-19.
Sule, while briefing newsmen, said the closure would enable the state government to trace all the contacts the dead lawmaker had in recent times.
“The speaker and all members of the Assembly have agreed to be isolated and their samples have been taken for COVID-19 test,’’ the governor said.
The victim, who was the first casualty from the novel virus in the state, died on Thursday in Keffi.
Sule explained that the victim took ill and was admitted at the Federal Medical Centre in Keffi, where his sample was collected, having shown symptoms of COVID-19.
“Before the result could return, the member had died and his remains buried according to Islamic rights in Nasarawa local government area.
“But when his result came out on Saturday, it was positive. Unfortunately, all those who attended the burial did so not knowing his status. The member participated in all the Assembly sittings, a development which has complicated our situation,” he said.
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