The Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ben Uwajumogu is dead.
Uwajumogu died on Wednesday morning in an Abuja hospital after he slumped while taking his bath, reports said.
The news of the lawmaker’s death was confirmed by an Aide to the Senate Minority leader.
Prior to his death at 51, the senator was a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
There was shock in Imo State as the news of Uwajumogu’s death broke.
A cross section of Imo people across party lines had taken to their social media handles to mourn the fallen lawmaker.
Various articles descried the senator as “a detribalised senator who fought for the unity of the country.”
Uwajumogu, who was first elected into the Senate in 2015, was re-elected in 2019.There was outcry in Imo State on Wednesday as news broke that Uwajumogu was dead.
Uwajumogu, who was first elected into the Senate in 2015, was re-elected in 2019.
Until his death, he was the senate committee chairman on Labour and employment.
He hailed from Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area of Imo State.