Senator Rose Oko dies in UK Hospital


Barely three months after the death of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who represented Imo North Senatorial District in the upper legislative Chamber, the Senate Monday night lost another member, Senator Rose Oko, Cross River North Senatorial District. She was aged 63.

The late Senator Oko, who died at a UK hospital, was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.

Sources said the senator was flown to the UK about two weeks ago to receive treatment for an undisclosed illness adding that her death came as a shock because she has since been recovering after the initial treatment.

The National Assembly has yet to issue official announcement of her death as at the time of filing this report.

The National Assembly where the late Senate last served

The deceased People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senator, represented Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in the 7th National Assembly.

She was elected into office as the first female representative from her constituency in June 2011, and was Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Education.


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