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Again, Delta lawmaker slumps, dies


Kenneth Ogba

A member of the Delta State House of Assembly identified as Kenneth Ogba is dead.

Until his death, Ogba was the member representing Isoko South Constituency 1, in the State Assembly, reportedly died on Sunday, June 27, evening.

The lawmaker slumped after attending a function at Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state, the PUNCH reports.

The lawmaker was subsequently rushed to Mary Martha hospital, Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area after he slumped and was confirmed dead on arrival.

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Ogba’s death is coming some months after the former majority leader of the Delta State Assembly, Tim Owhefere died in Asaba.

Sheriff Oborevwori,  Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, has expressed shock over Ogba’s sudden demise.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, on Monday, the Speaker described the death of the lawmaker as one too many, saying that the news of his demise came to him as a rude shock.

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While describing the late lawmaker as very dedicated and a true representative of his people, the Speaker said that the House has once again lost a vibrant member.

The statement reads, “I’m totally devastated over the sudden demise of a dedicated member of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Kenneth Ogba. It is really hard to believe that Hon Ogba is no more.

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“His death is one too many and a very big blow to the House. He came to the House with a high spirit and very determined to learn and make a good representation of his people.”