BREAKING: Tears, Lamentation as High-Ranking Imo Lawmaker Dies After Surgery

BREAKING: Tears, Lamentation as High-Ranking Imo Lawmaker Dies After Surgery

  • The Imo state house of assembly lost one of its high-ranking members to the cold hand of death on Monday, March 27
  • Arthur Egwim, a two-term lawmaker in the state, died in an undisclosed hospital in Lagos after undergoing surgery for cancer treatment
  • The late lawmaker, who was a lawyer by profession, was described as very outspoken during the 8th and 9th Imo state assemblies

Owerri, Imo - Hon. Arthur Egwim, a high-ranking lawmakers in the Imo State House of Assembly, is dead.

According to The Nation, the legislator, who was from the Orlu zone of the state, died on Monday, March 27, after he underwent surgery for cancer in an undisclosed hospital in Lagos.

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Imo state assembly loses a high-ranking member. Photo Credit: Innocent Arthur Egwim
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During the 2015 governorship and state assembly election in the state, Egwim was elected into the assembly through the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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He was re-elected in the legislative arm of the state leadership under the Action Alliance (AA) during the 2019 election.

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Until his death, Egwim was the house committee chairman on finance and public accounts.

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The late lawmaker was also the house committee chairman on chieftaincy affairs and autonomous communities and the house committee chairman on the judiciary.

He contested for the house of representatives in the February 25 presidential and national assembly election under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) but lost the bid.

Cause of Imo state House of Assembly member's death

According to a source who did not want to be mentioned, the politician died after undergoing surgery for cancer treatment.

The late lawmaker was a lawyer by profession and was reportedly vocal during the 8th and 9th assemblies in the state.

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NLC suspends industrial action in Imo for 2 weeks earlier reported that the NLC in Imo state had announced the suspension of its indefinite industrial action for two weeks.

Joe Ajaero, the NLC national president, announced the suspension of the strike in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, March 15.

The statement disclosed that the union reached the decision after the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians within and outside Imo.


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