Tragedy As Nigerian Lawmaker Drops Dead After Attending Thanksgiving Church Service
- Family members and friends of Kenneth Ogba have expressed shock over the sudden death of the legislator in Delta state
- The circumstances which led to his sudden death has not yet been ascertained but some suggest that it might be health-related
- The death of the politician has led to a vacancy in the Isoko South Constituency 1 in the Delta state House of Assembly
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Oleh, Delta state - A Nigerian lawmaker representing Isoko South Constituency 1 in the Delta state House of Assembly, Kenneth Ogba, is dead.
Vanguard reported that the legislator died on Sunday evening, June 27, shortly after attending a church thanksgiving service in Isoko South local government area of the state.
The publication stated that Kenneth Ogba was discussing with friends at a popular hotel in Oleh when he suddenly slumped.
Ogba's death confirmed by a hospital
A close family source who does not want to be named disclosed that the politician was rushed to a hospital in the town where doctors pronounced him dead.
The source said the body has been deposited in a mortuary in Oleh, lamenting that the wife of the deceased has been hospitalised due to shock of her husband’s death.
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PM News reported that some of the lawmaker’s political allies in Isoko confirmed his death to journalists.
Sources suggested that the deceased might have died of an unspecified health-related issue.
The publication stated that Ogba’s death is coming barely six months after the former Majority Leader of the Delta Assembly, Hon Tim Owhefere, died in Asaba.
Governor Okowa says people trying to pitch him against his predecessors
In another news, Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, June 24 said he would not be distracted by attempts by some highly placed members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to pitch him against his predecessors.
Speaking while receiving hundreds of members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency, who defected to the PDP, Okowa said all governors who ruled the state since 1999 performed very well.
He said that the attempts by some persons in the state to put him on a collision course with past leaders of the state would not work as he was focused on developing Delta according to the mandate freely given to him by Deltans.