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Delta female lawmaker dies in london hospital



Mrs Omawumi Udoh a long-serving member of the Delta state House of Assembly has died in a London hospital.

Mrs Omawumi’s death was announced on Wednesday night  by Chief Monday Igbuya, the Speaker of the Assembly, before her death she represented Warri south I constituency. She died at a London hospital after a protracted illness.

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

He said: “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, Omawumi Udoh 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.

Udoh who was born in 1960. She became a member of the state House of Assembly in 2003, on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).