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Reports reaching the desk of The Eastern Updates have it that the current lawmaker representing Ideato North in the Imo State House of Assembly who was also the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the recently concluded Ideato North and South Federal Constituency election, Arthur Egwim, has passed on.
The Speaker of the state legislature, Emeka Nduka who confirmed Egwim’s demise in a statement on Tuesday evening, said the lawmaker died after a brief illness in his home in Lagos State.
While commiserating with his immediate family and colleagues, people of the Ideato nation, and the entire state, the Speaker described the late lawmaker as one of the best brains in the parliament whose demise would create a vacuum in the Imo State assembly.
The Eastern Updates reports that Egwim was a ranking member in the state house of assembly having been elected in 2015 and got re-elected in 2019.
He was a one-time Chief Whip of the Imo State House of Assembly and served as House Committee Chairman on Finance and Public Accounts, House Committee Chairman on Chieftaincy Affairs, and Autonomous Communities, and House Committee Chairman on Judiciary.
In another report, Chief Victor Oye was on Tuesday affirmed as the lawful and legitimate National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The court in its ruling eased out Edozie Njoku, who had been laying claims to the highest office in the political party.
Justice James Omotoso in a judgment held that by the judgments of the Federal High Court, Court of Appeal, and later Supreme Court, it was clear that Victor Oye is the legitimate National Chairman of the party.