Omawumi Udoh, representative of Warri south I constituency in the Delta state house of assembly, has died.
According to Monday Igbuya, speaker of the assembly, Udoh passed on at a London hospital after a protracted illness.
She was one of the long-serving members of the assembly.
In a statement signed by Henry Ebireri, Igbuya’s chief press secretary, the speaker described the deceased as “a dogged fighter and 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 statement read.
Igbuya 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.
“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,” he said.
“Udoh was also admired for her wit, charm, vision and steadfast devotion to her political associates and family. We will miss her.”
He prayed God almighty to grant Udoh eternal rest and members of her family the strength to bear the loss.
Born in 1960, Udoh became a member of the state house of assembly in 2003 after winning her election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). (NAN)