The tragic death of the Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District, Benjamin Uwajumogu made headlines on Wednesday, December 18th
He was said to have slumped in the toilet while taking his bath and rushed to a private hospital in Apo, Abuja where he was confirmed dead.
Here is a brief profile on the late Senator.
1.He was born 30th of June 1968 into the Uwajumogu family of Umuihi Ihitte/Uboma LGA in Okigwe Zone of Imo State.
2. He attended Schiller International University, Paris, France and the University of New Jersey City where he obtained an Associate Degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Economics respectively.
3. He was an active member and a major voice of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Imo State in 1991 where he emerged as the youngest Local Government Party Chairman in the State at that time at age 25.
4.He contested in the 2011 Imo State House of Assembly election to represent IHITTE/UBOMA Constituency and won on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Peoples (PDP).
5.He was thereafter elected the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly on the 7th of June 2011.
6. Following the National Assembly election rerun in Imo State in July 2016, He emerged the winner of the Imo North Senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress defeating the PDP candidate who was declared winner in the previous election, Chief Athan Achonu.
7. He was married to Mrs Elleen Benjamin Uwajumogu and they are blessed with three children.
8. Some of the awards he won include Industrialist of the Year 2000 Award by the Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Abia State, Guardian Newspaper ‘Integrity and Credibility’ Award and Best Speakers’ (Nigeria) Award.
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