How Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu Died

The Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District, Benjamin Uwajumogu, is dead.

His death was confirmed to journalists outside the Senate chamber on Wednesday by the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Rochas Okorocha.

He was said to have slumped in the toilet while taking his bath and rushed to a private hospital in Apo,  Abuja where he died

Meanwhile, the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has described the death of Uwajumogu as “shocking and a huge loss.”

APC chairman in the state, Daniel Nwafor, said the death of the senator was painful.

Nwafor said, “It is a huge loss to the party, to Imo State and the entire country. He was a resourceful politician.

“The news of his demise was shocking. We can’t question God but he should have lived longer. The party, state and country are in a mourning mood. It is a bad Christmas gift for us.”

Uwajumogu, who was first elected into the senate in 2017, was reelected in 2019.

He was the speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly between 2011 and 2015.

Until his death, he was the senate committee chairman on Labour and employment.

He hailed from the Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area of Imo state.

(The Punch)

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