Constituents in Imo West Senatorial District have declared twenty-one days mourning for Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu.
Recall that Uwajumogu, 51, died on Wednesday in Abuja.
House of Representatives member Representing Ehime Mbano/Ihitte Uboma/Obowo Federal Constituency of Imo State, Hon. Chike Okafor, announced the period of mourning in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.
Okafor described the passing of the Late Uwajumogu, who was a member of his constituency as an irreparable loss to his people.
According to him, the late senator lived for his constituents, thereby making it imperative to mourn his death.
In the statement, Okafor also announced the postponement of his constituency outreach programmes in respect of the late senator.
The statement read in part: “This is a solemn period for me and indeed every citizen of Ehime Mbano – Ihitte Uboma – Obowo Federal Constituency and the entire Imo West Senatorial District.
“So with a deep sense of loss and in honor of my fallen elder brother, Senator and indeed my constituent, I hereby announce the suspension of all my already scheduled legislative engagements this season. Till further notice – The empowerment Programme scheduled for Friday, 20th of December.
The distribution of equipment to Communities for their health centers across the 3 LGAs slated for December 23rd, the formal launch of our Community Health Insurance Scheme, also on the same date, the annual Okigwe South Children’s party slated for 27th December are all postponed.
“Furthermore, on behalf of the Ehime Mbano – Ihitte Uboma – Obowo Federal Constituency which I represent, I declare 21 days of mourning in our Federal Constituency, in honor of the memory of our departed son. By this I am also announcing my non-appearance in social functions within the period of mourning”.