2nd July, 2022
By Jethro Ibileke
The member representing Ikpoba-Okha/Egor Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Jude Ise-Idehen, has died.
His death was announced on Friday, 1 July, 2022.
The cause of the sudden death of the PDP lawmaker still remains unknown, as at the time of writing this report.
But, he was sighted at a public function in Benin City, a few weeks ago.
Meanwhile, the state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has described the death of the federal lawmaker as shocking and painful.
The Governor in a statement Friday evening, noted that Ise-Idehen was an illustrious Edo son who worked for the upliftment of his constituents in particular and Edo citizens in general.
According to him, “I received the shocking news of the passing of Hon. Jude Ise-Idehen with rude shock. It is indeed a painful and great loss for the people of Ikpoba-Okha/Egor Federal Constituency, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, and the country at large.
“A consummate politician, he was a community mobiliser; firm and considerate in the discharge of his duties. He was compassionate, kind and hardworking.
“For the people of Ikpoba-Okha/Egor Constituency, he was a force to reckon with. He served diligently and promoted projects that enhanced the living standards of his people.
“He will be remembered for his selfless service and commitment to the development of his constituency.”
“I commiserate with the Ise-Idehen family, as well as friends of our great son, and pray that God will grant all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” Obaseki noted.