The representative of the Ideato North state constituency, at the Imo House of Assembly, Arthur Egwim, has died following some health-related issues.
A statement signed by the house speaker, Emeka Nduka (APC Ehime Mbano), confirmed the incident.
Mr Nduka described the lawmaker as “a ranking parliamentarian of note and a strong voice at the assembly.”
The speaker further noted that his death would create a vacuum in the house as he was one of the house’s “finest and best brains” and prayed for the peaceful repose of his soul.
Mr Egwim was first elected into the eighth house in 2015. He had served as a chief whip of the house.
He contested the House of Representatives seat in the February 25 national assembly elections on the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) platform but failed.
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