Enugu lawmaker, Chijioke Ugwueze, is dead



member representing Isi-uzo in Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr. Chijioke Ugwueze is dead.

death of lawmaker came three days after death of the Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area, Chief Patrick Omeje.

Confirming sad development in Enugu on Saturday, immediate younger brother of deceased, Mr. Ejike Ugwueze said his brother died of heart failure.

Ugwueze said that the late brother, who was 49 years old, was hypertensive before now and complained symptoms of malaria on Friday morning.

According him, the late lawmaker was rushed a private hospital in Enugu on Friday morning and was later transferred Enugu state Teaching Hospital Parklane, where he died in the evening.

“My brother’s death is so painful and great shock the family. He has created a big vacuum that God can fill. He is our breadwinner.

“We, the family members, are confused on where start from because my brother died when we are still planning on how bury our father, who is still in the mortuary and now Chijioke has joined him,” Ejike lamented.

Reacting to his death, one of his colleagues and member representing Enugu East Rural , Mr. Hillary Ugwu, described the death of Late Ugwueze as a ‘great loss’ to the seventh Assembly.

Ugwu said that the late lawmaker would be missed by his colleagues because of his contributions to the House and prayed God to his soul eternal rest.

The late Chijioke Ugwueze was the chairman of House Committee on Transport before his death. (NAN)