Former and serving lawmakers in Imo State, at the Imo State House of Assembly, Tuesday, February 18 paid glowing tributes to Late Senator Benjamin Uwajumuogu.
Speaker of the House, Chiji Collins, while receiving the body of the late Senator who was also a former Speaker of the House, said death is a necessary end.
He said the Senator’s death has left a vacuum in the political firmament of the State
Several members of the House such as Crown Onyemaechi, member representing Ihitte Uboma state constituency which is also Uwajumuogu’s constituency
In his remarks, Senator Samdaddy Anyanwu, who was a former member of the Imo State House of Assembly, noted that he shares so many similarities with the late Benjamin Uwajumuogu
” We were in the Assembly together and while he was the Speaker when Rochas Okorocha was Governor, he protected our interest.
” He did well as the Speaker and attracted most of the development structures in the State. He was a rare gem and Imo people will miss him.
Former Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon.Donatus Ozoemena and former Speaker, Nnaemeaka Maduagwu, spoke eloquently on the late Senator.
Maduagwu said Uwajumuogu died at a time when his services were needed most. He advised the family to continue with his goodwill.
The late Senator Uwajumuogu represented Imo North Senatorial zone at the Senate.
His final journey will be on Friday February 21, 2020 at Umuihi in Ihitte Uboma local government area of Imo State.