It was uncontrollable tears in Warri, Delta State today as the remains of former Chief Whip of the Delta State House of Assembly and member representing the people of Warri South Constituency I, Hon.(Mrs.) Beatrice Omawumi Udoh, Nee Asmah, was laid to rest.
Relatives, family members, political associates as well as loyalists of the lawmaker wept profusely and uncontrollably as the corpse arrived the Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral for a requiem mass.
Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa paid glowing tribute to the late Hon. Beatrice Omawumi Udoh, stressing that she will be greatly missed for her contributions to quality laws, development and peace in the State.
“Beatrice Omawumi Udoh was a legislator with a difference. She contributed in no small measures to the peace we enjoy in the State with the bills she sponsored and co-sponsored. She served her people with a pure heart. We will greatly miss her impact in the state,” the governor said.
Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Ovwigho Igbuta, at a valedictory session yesterday at the House of Assembly, Asaba described Hon. Omawumi Beatrice Udoh as a “great lawmaker, a woman with mental power, political tact and capacity.”
Igbuya said,” Udoh was not only influential but also kind-hearted. Hon. Udoh touched so many lives while she lived. Hon. Udoh excelled tremendously to the delight of Deltans.”
Igbuya also noted that the late Udoh devoted her successful political career to serving the people of Delta State, particularly Warri South 1.
He said,” Omawumi Udoh will be remembered for her monumental contributions towards the socio-economic and political stability of the State.
Igbuya also urged Deltans to emulate Udoh’s commitment to peace, development and her philanthropic spirit.
The requiem mass was attended by the wife of Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, Deputy Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon. Monday Ovwigho Igbuya, Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly as well as Justice Marshal Umukoro, Chief Judge of Delta State.
The late lawmaker recently died at a London hospital at the age of fifty six due to cancer related diseases.