Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Monday Igbuya has described the passing of the member representing Warri South 1, Hon Beatrice Omawumi Udoh as unfortunate and painful.
Igbuya, who described Udoh as a dogged fighter, grassroots woman and leader,
declared open the last plenary for 2016 open on Thursday, 15th December called for a minute of silence in her honour, after which the lawmakers went out to sign the condolence register opened for her sake.
The members were all dressed in black to honour her.
The Assembly then moved a motion to adjourn sitting till January 17,2017, thus bringing to an end its sitting for the year.
In a condolence message to the family, the speaker said: “I wish to convey to you the deepest condolence of the Delta Sate House of Assembly”.
He described Hon Udoh as an extra-ordinary woman who demonstrated a life of service, love, compassion and excellence to her family, community and the state.
“Hon Omawumi Udoh distinguished herself as a member of the Delta State House of Assembly. Her death is a great loss to the state. We will miss her” he mourned.
To the people of Warri South, he said ‘Hon Omawumi Udoh built a bridge of hope and unity among her people. She played politics of development. She had a generous spirit. She was dependable in every facet of her life. She was also admired for her wit, charm, vision and steadfast devotion to her political associates and family” Igbuya said.
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