Cross River lawmaker dies 3 months after his colleagues slumped

The Cross River state House of Assembly is mourning the death of one of its lawmakers, Hon Simon Nkoro, who died after a protracted illness just three months after his colleague slumped and passed.

Nigeria Politics Today reports that Nkoro represented Ikom constituency 2 until his death and was said to have died on Saturday, August 25.


His death was reportedly confirmed by Friday Okpechi, his colleague representing Obubra constituency 1, in the afternoon of Sunday, August 26.


The report said the late Nkoro was a two term lawmaker.


In May, 2018, the state had lost Stephen Ukpukpen, who represented Obodu constituency.


Ukpukpen was the chairman of the public accounts committee of the Assembly.


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