The Nigerian Senate is currently holding a validity session on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, in honour of their late colleague, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu who represented Imo North in the upper chambers of the National Assembly.
Declaring the session open, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan gave opportunity for senators to eulogise the late senator. Those who have spoken included the minority leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, Senator Ajayi Borofice, Senator Philip Aduda, Senator Rochas Okorocha and others. Each of them gave good report on their late colleague.
Members of the Uwajumogu’s family came into the senate chamber accompanying the casket bearing the body of the late senator.
The session is still on-going at the time of filing this report.
Mr Uwajumogu was a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress. He was initially treated in the United Arab Emirates for his protracted illness, but recently returned to Abuja after showing signs of recovery, according to a source familiar with his situation, and died on December 18, 2019 at the age of 51.