Report has disclosed that another important personality and character in the political system of the Delta, people have just been declared dead.
The member representing Warri South Constituency 1, by the name of Mrs. Omawumi Udoh, 54, is dead. She was said to have died on Wednesday evening in the United Kingdom after a long period of illness.
Correspondents had gathered that, Omawumi Udoh, had battled with cancer related disease for over three years before giving up to death in a London hospital.
The late lawmaker, who hailed from Okere in Warri South Local Government Area of the state, until her demise, was a fourth term member of the state legislature.
The news of her death which filtered into the state at about 8p.m. Wednesday, enwrapped the political class, especially those of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and her constituents into mourning.
Okowa expresses shock
However, the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed his profound shock and sadness over her unexpected death, describing the late Mrs. Udoh as a committed, hardworking, patriotic and thorough-bred lawmaker who served the state and her constituents diligently.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu, he said: “The late Omawumi Udoh died when her services to the state and nation were most needed. We mourn our fallen lawmaker who gave her best in service to God and humanity. She was a committed and hardworking member who championed the cause of her people.
On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I send my profound commiseration to the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Monday Igbuya, members of the House, the people of Warri South Constituency 1 and the entire Itsekiri nation over the demise of Mrs Udoh. As we mourn her passage, may the Almighty God give her family, friends, constituents and associates the fortitude to bear the loss.”
Tebite, others mourn
Also, Olorogun Taleb Tebite, a former member of the House, the member representing Warri South Constituency 2, Olorogun Denis Omovie and his Ughelli North constituency 1, colleague, Mr Sam Mariere, described late Mrs Udoh as a refined lawmaker with impeccable character and personality.
They said she contributed immensely to the development of the state and her constituency through the instrumentality of law making.
While commiserating with her family, constituents and the Iwere nation on her painful death, they prayed God to grant her immediate family in particular the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Briefing newsmen yesterday in Warri, Tidi said Udoh was instrumental to the deepening of democracy in the state, adding that the deceased, fought against unwholesome political culture in her life time.
Meanwhile a chieftain of PDP, in Warri South constituency, Mr. Michael Tidi, has described Mrs. Udoh’s death as a monumental loss to Itsekiri nation and the state.