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Sad: Omawumi Udoh, Delta Lawmaker Is Dead

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BEVERLY HILLS, December 14, (THEWILL) – The Delta State House of Assembly has announced the death of one of its long-serving members, Mrs Omawumi Udoh.

Udoh, who represented Warri south I constituency in the Assembly, died at a London hospital after a protracted illness aged 56.

She became a member of the state House of Assembly in 2003, on the platform of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement signed by Igbuya's Chief Press secretary, Henry Ebireri, the speaker described the late Udoh as “a dogged fighter, grassroots woman and leader.

“I wish to convey to you the deepest condolence of the Delta House of Assembly in an emotion laden voice. It is really hard to believe.”

The speaker also described Udoh as an extra ordinary woman, who demonstrated a life of service, love, compassion and excellence to her family, community and the state,

According to him, “her death is a great loss to the state.

“She built a bridge of hope and unity among her people, she played politics of development. She had generous spirit and she was dependable in every facet of her life.

“Udoh was also admired for her wit, charm, vision and steadfast devotion to her political associates and family, we will miss her,” Igbuya said.

The speaker prayed God almighty to grant Udoh eternal rest and members of her family the strength to bear the loss.

Story by Oputah David