- The APC in Enugu on Tuesday, November 8, lost its candidate for the Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency, Ejikeme Omeje
- Omeje's car lost control and rammed into a tree on his way from a political meeting in Edem-Ani town
- Omeje was said to have sustained multiple injuries from the auto crash which he later succumbed to in a hospital
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Enugu - Pharm. Ejikeme Omeje, the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representatives candidate for Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency in Enugu, has been reported dead
Omeje, a prominent candidate of the APC in Enugu North senatorial zone, was said to have been involved in a motor accident on Tuesday, November 8, along Eden Ani/Nsukka road, near El-Rina hotel, Nsukka.
New Telegraph gathered that the accident happened when Omeje was returning from a political meeting held in Edem-Ani town.
A source said Omeje suddenly lost control of his car while driving, veered into a nearby bush, and hit a tree in the process.
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Omeje later succumbed to the serious injuries he sustained in the accident at the hospital he was rushed to afterwards.
His death was confirmed by an APC stakeholder who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Death hits Senate as ex-principal member dies
Meanwhile, Nelson Ayewoh, a former clerk of the Nigerian Senate, had been confirmed dead.
Ayewoh was said to have died in Lagos on Sunday, November 6, following a brief illness.
A close source who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the sad development, although family members of the deceased were yet to announce the death.
Influential south-south lawmaker dies, Senate reacts
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, July 19, suspended legislative activities and adjourned it till Wednesday, July 20, in honour of a member of the House of Representatives, Jude Ise-Idehen, who died.
The deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege, who stood in for the Senate president, Ahmed Lawan, called for the motion for adjournment.
At the plenary, the leader of the Senate, Ajayi Boroffice, moved the motion for adjournment.
Idehen, until his death, represented the Egor/Ikpoba Okha Federal Constituency in Edo state at the House of Representatives.