Lawmaker representing Isi-uzo Constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr. Chijioke Ugwueze, is dead.
His demise came barely three days after the death of the Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area, Chief Patrick Omeje.
Confirming the sad development in Enugu on Saturday, the immediate younger brother to the deceased, Mr. Ejike Ugwueze, said the lawmaker died of heart failure.
Ejike his 49-year-old late brother was hypertensive and only complained of having malaria symptoms on Friday morning.
He explained that the lawmaker was rushed to a private hospital in Enugu on Friday morning and was later transferred to Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, where he later died.
Ejike said, “The brother’s death was so painful and great shock to the family. He has created a big vacuum that only God can fill. He is our breadwinner.
“We, the family members, are confused on where to start from because my brother died when we are still planning on how to bury our father, who is still in the mortuary and now Chijioke has joined him.”
The lawmaker representing Enugu East Rural Constituency, Mr. Hillary Ugwu, described the death of Ugwueze as a ‘great loss’ to the Seventh Assembly, adding that he would be missed by his colleagues because of his contributions to the House and prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest.
Ugwueze was the chairman of House Committee on Transport before his death.