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BREAKING: Imo ranking lawmaker is dead

by OkeomaNews

One of the ranking lawmakers at the Imo state House of Assembly, Authur Egwim, is dead.

The lawmaker who hailed from the Ideato North Local Government Area in the Orlu zone of the state died on Monday.

He was first elected into the state House of Assembly in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and was reelected in 2019 with the Action Alliance party as the lawmaker for the Ideato North state Constituency.

He contested for the House of representatives seat in the just concluded national Assembly elections under the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance in the Ideato North/ Ideato South federal constituency but failed.

He fell ill recently and underwent surgery but died afterwards, a source who doesn’t want to be mentioned confided in Okeomanews on Monday night.

A lawyer by profession, the deceased was a vocal voice in the eight and night Assemblies of the state parliament.

He was supposed to handover to a lawmaker- elect from his state constituency in June this year.

A source confided in Okeomanews that the Lawmaker died of cancer related ailment.

The source said ” they just broke the bad news to us this afternoon. He was flown abroad but he couldn’t make. Money wasn’t the problem. The state government greatly assisted him to travel abroad for his medicals. It is very sad.

His family and the state House of Assembly had yet to issue any statement about his demise.

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