Cross River loses female Senator, Rose Oko

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Senator Rose Oko
Senator – Rose Oko

A Senator representing Cross River Northern Senatorial District at the Senate, Dr. Mrs Rose Okoji Oko has passed on, aged 63.

The late Senator Oko, who died last night at a 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 the development, expressed shock and sadness.

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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.”

Rose Okoji Oko, born on September 27, 1956, is a Nigerian politician and senator. She was a Member of the Federal House of Representatives from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in Nigeria’s 7th class of the National Assembly.

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She was elected into office as the first female representative from her constituency in June 2011 and as Deputy Chairman House Committee on Education.

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