Chief Monday Igbuya, Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, on Wednesday night announced the death of one of its long-serving members, Mrs. Omawumi Udoh.
Mrs. Omawumi Udoh represented Warri south constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly. She died at a London hospital after a protracted illness.
Statement signed by the State speaker’s Chief Press secretary, Mr. Henry Ebireri, the speaker described the late Mrs. Udoh as “a dogged fighter, grassroots woman and leader.
“ I wish to convey to you the deepest condolence of the Delta State House of Assembly in an emotion laden voice. It is really hard to believe’’
The speaker 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,
According to him, late Mrs. Omawumi Udoh’s death is a great loss to Delta 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.
“Udoh was also admired for her wit, charm, vision and steadfast devotion to her political associates and family, we will miss her,’’ Igbuya said.
The speaker prayed God almighty to grant Udoh eternal rest and members of her family the strength to bear the loss.