Constituents from Okigwe senatorial zone made up of elders and leaders of thoughts under the auspices of the Okigwe Zone Elders Forum, have asked the Senate to immortalize the senator representing Okigwe senatorial district, Ben Uwajumogu. Uwajumogu was said to have slumped and died in his Abuja residence last Wednesday.
Speaking on behalf of elders forum, the traditional ruler of Ihim Autonomous community, Eze Gburugburu, Dr. Oliver Ohanwe, said that Okigwe zone has lost an illustrious son who left an indelible mark in the sands of time .
He said that Uwajumogu died at a time the entire people of Okigwe zone needed him most. Eze Ohanwe asked the leadership of the National Assembly to immortalise Uwajumogu and ensure that the constituents do not lose anything by his death. They also implored President, Muhammadu Buhari and the senators not to deny the zone the dividends due to it.
According to him, “We know that there are things that Uwajumogu was working out for the zone, especially the ecological funds to take care of the flooding in the zone. We plead with the Presidency and the leadership of the National Assembly not to deny us our rights because of the death of our representative.”
Receiving the visitors on behalf of the family, the Eze-elect of Umuelem Umuihim autonomous community, Eze Longinus Chukwunyere, said that the community has lost a gem, who will be hard to replace. He however said that the community was consoled by the fact that they had a worthy representative like Uwajumogu.