Imo state has been hit with the tragic news of the passing of Arthur Egwim, a member of the Imo State House of Assembly, who represented Ideato North Constituency.
Egwim reportedly passed away on Monday, following an unsuccessful surgery.
According to report, Egwim had previously traveled abroad for medical treatment, before going back for the surgery which was unsuccessful, leading to his untimely demise.
The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Emeka Nduka, expressed his shock at Egwim’s passing, describing him as one of the finest brains among the 27 lawmakers in the chamber.
In an official statement, Nduka conveyed the news of Egwim’s death and expressed condolences to his family.
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The Statement read, ”With heavy ,heart, but total submission to the will of God, we, the members of Imo State House of Assembly, wish to announce the death of one of our own, a ranking parliamentarian of note and a strong voice in IMHA, Rt. Hon. Barr. Innocent Arthur Egwim, who until his death he represented Ideato State Constituency, whose sudden death took place on Monday, the 27th March, 2023 after a brief illness.
“Imo House of Assembly has indeed lost one of its finest and best brains. His demise will for a long time create a vacuum in the House.
“May his gentle soul rest in peace and may God grant his wife and members of his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. We’ll miss him dearly.
“The burial arrangements will be announced by the family in due course.”
The statement also noted that Egwim’s passing had left a void in the House of Assembly that would be difficult to fill, given his significant contributions and strong voice in the chamber.
The statement further stated that Egwim’s burial arrangements would be announced by his family in due course.