The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Monday Igbuya on Wednesday night announced the death of one of its long-serving members, Mrs Omawumi Udoh.
The lawmaker who represented Warri south I constituency in the Assembly died at a London hospital after a protracted illness.
According to reports, Mrs Udoh battled with unconfirmed cancer disease for over three years before bowing to death in a London hospital.
In a statement signed by Igbuya’s Chief Press secretary, Mr Henry Ebireri, the speaker described the late Udoh as “a dogged fighter, grassroots woman and leader.
“ I wish to convey to you the deepest condolence of the Delta House of Assembly in an emotion-laden voice. It is really hard to believe’’
The speaker also described Udoh as an extraordinary woman, who demonstrated a life of service, love, compassion and excellence to her family, community and the state,
According to him, Omawumi Udoh’s death is a great loss to the 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.
Udoh who was born in 1960 became a member of the state House of Assembly in 2003 on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).