A Cross River State Senator, representing the Northern Senatorial District of the State, Rose Okoji Oko, is dead. She was aged 63.
The late Senator, who died last night, at a United Kingdom, UK, Medical facility, was a second term member of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, and the serving Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.
A close Aide of the late Senator, who confirmed her death, expressed shock and sadness.
A close relative, Mr. Patrick Ikorgor Okoroji, speaking about her demise said: “Heart broken to hear of the passing of my dear cousin, Senator Dr. Rose Okoji Oko, after a long fought battle with 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.”
Rose Okoji Oko, was born on September 27, 1956; she was a Nigerian Politician and Senator. She was a Member of the Federal House of Representatives from the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency, in Nigeria’s 7th class of the National Assembly.
She was elected into Office as the first female representative from her Constituency, in June 2011, and sat as Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Education.
She is the current Senator representing the people of Cross River North Senatorial District. She was elected into Office as the first female representative from her Senatorial District, in June 2015, which was remarkable, and re-elected in 2019.
Her death brings the number of Senators that have died since June 2019, to three.