Rose Okoji Oko, a Cross River female senator, representing Northern Senatorial District of the state, is dead. She was aged 63.
The late Senator Oko, who died on Monday, March 23, 2020, at a UK medical facility, was a second-term member of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly and the serving chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.
A close aide of the late Senator, who confirmed the development, expressed shock and sadness.
Patrick Ikorgor Okoroji, a close relative, speaking about his demise said, “Heartbroken to hear of the passing of my dear Cousin Senator Rose Okoji Oko after a long-fought battle with a physical affliction.”
Rose Okoji Oko, born on September 27, 1956, is a Nigerian politician and senator. She was a Member of the Federal House of Representatives from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in Nigeria’s 7th class of the National Assembly.
She was elected into office as the first female representative from her constituency in June 2011 and as Deputy Chairman House Committee on Education.