Mr. Chijioke Ugwueze, 49, the member representing Isi-uzo Constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly, has died of heart failure.
Naija News reports that the Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area, Chief Patrick Omeje, had died three days ago.
Speaking to NAN on Saturday, the immediate younger brother of the deceased, Ejike Ugwueze, confirmed the death of the lawmaker.
Ugwueze disclosed that his brother was hypertensive before now and complained symptoms of malaria on Friday morning.
He said the late lawmaker was rushed to a private hospital in Enugu on Friday morning and was later transferred to Enugu state Teaching Hospital Parklane, where he died in the evening.
“We, the family members, are confused on where to start from because my brother died when we are still planning on how to bury our father, who is still in the mortuary and now Chijioke has joined him”, Ejike said.
Until his death, Chijioke was the chairman of the House Committee on Transport.