Chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa/NEPAD, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has described the demise of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu as devastating and a huge loss to the country.
Senator Nnamani stated that the sudden death of Uwajumogu has created a huge vacuum in the political arena especially in the South East zone of Nigeria.
Reacting to the demise of the Senator in Abuja yesterday, Nnamani said Uwajumogu was a distinguished parliamentarian who was passionate and indeed committed to the peace and unity of Nigeria.
“He was a parliamentarian who believed in Justice for all and rule of law. He demonstrated this attribute in his robust and patriotic contributions to national issues. He will be sorely missed for his unwavering commitment to the ideals of nationhood”, Nnamani stated.
According to Nnamani “I’m pained that Uwajumogu is now referred to in the past tense. I knew how passionate and desirous he wanted to serve his people by seeking their votes to come to the Senate.
“He planned to make a positive difference in the lives of his constituents and the nation at large but his dreams could not be realized before the unexpected happened yesterday.
“My heart goes out to the immediate family, the government and people of Imo state and the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria“.
Uwajumogu was reported to have passed away yesterday after he slumped in his residence in Abuja.