Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment, Senator Rose Oko of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Cross River North in the Upper Legislative Chamber, is dead.
Senator Oko, aged 63, died last night at a UK medical facility. The late Senator was elected into office as the first female Senator from her Senatorial District in June 2015 in the 8th Senate and was re-elected in 2019.
A close aide of the late Senator Rose Oko, Mr Patrick Ikorgor Okoroji, who confirmed the death, expressed shock and sadness.
“Heartbroken to hear of the passing away of my dear Cousin, Senator Dr Rose Okoji Oko after a long-fought battle with a physical affliction.
“You gave your best to your world. Now that it has pleased the Almighty God to call you home, may your soul find eternal rest in Heaven. Adieu, Distinguished Senator Dr Rose Okoji Oko,” he said.
Senator Rose Okojie Oko was born on September 27, 1956.
She was a member of the Federal House of Representatives from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency.
She was elected into office as the first female representative from her constituency in June 2011 and sat as Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Education.
As of the time of this report, the cause of her death had not been disclosed.