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Just in : Speaker confirms Imo lawmaker’s death

by OkeomaNews

The speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Emeka Nduka, has confirmed the death of the lawmaker representing Ideato North Local Government Area of the state, Authur Egwim.

Egwim died on Monday in Lagos after battle with cancer, Okeomanews was told.

Mourning the lawmaker, the speaker, said that the parliament was saddened by the demise of Egwim.

A statement he personally issued on Tuesday in Owerri, the state capital, described the fallen lawmaker as one of the best brains in the parliament.

Nduka, who described Egwim as ” a ranking parliamentarian of note and a strong voice in the state Assembly” said that he died after a brief illness.

The statement read “with heavy heart, but with total  submission to the will of God, we, the members of Imo State House of Assembly, wish to announce the death of one of our own, a ranking parliamentarian of note and a strong voice  in IMHA, Rt. Hon  Barr Innocent Arthur Egwim, who untill his death represented Ideato State Constituency,, whose sudden death took place on Monday,  the 27th March, 2023 after a brief illness.

“Imo House of Assembly has indeed lost  one of its finest and best brains. 

His  demise will for a long time  create a vacuum in the House. 

“May his gentle soul rest in peace and may God grant his wife and members of his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable  loss. We’ll miss him dearly.

The burial arrangements will be announced by the family in due course.”

Okeomanews reports that Egwim was first elected into the state House of Assembly in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and was reelected in 2019 on the platform of the Action Alliance.

He contested for the Ideato North/ Ideato South House of representatives election in 2023 but lost to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ugochinyere Imo.

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