Ezza nation has been thrown into mourning following the death of a former member who represented Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency, Hon. Tobias Chukwuemeka Okwuru, at the lower chamber.

Okwuru who buried his father late last year, died around 9:30am on February 28, at Niger Foundation Hospital Enugu at 59years old, leaving his wife and kids behind.

It was learnt that his corpse has been transferred to Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

According to a family source, he died as a result of over-weight related sickness.

He was born to the family of Chief Michael and Mrs. Christiana Okwuru in the pastoral community of Amudo in the then Ezzikwo Division (now Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State), the death of Tobias Okwuru is a big blow to Ezza Nation.

Okwuru had his primary and post-primary education at St. Paul’s primary (now Community Central School, Amudo) and Boys’ Secondary School, Ezzamgbo, respectively. Later on, he bagged a second-class degree in Government/ Public Administration from Imo State University, Owerri.

He was Ward Secretary Social Democratic Party, SDP, Amudo/Okoffia ward 1991 – 1993; Councillor, Amudo/ Okoffia ward between 1996 and 1997; Supervisor for Works, Ezza South Local Government Area in 1997; State Administrative Secretary, Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN), Ebonyi State, 1998; Pioneer State Auditor, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ebonyi State, 1998 -1999; Pioneer Chief Whip of Ebonyi State House of Assembly from 1999 to 2003; Pioneer Leader of Ebonyi State House of Assembly from 2003 to 2007; Ebonyi State Commissioner for Public Utilities from 2009 to 2010; and member representing Ikwo/Ezza South Federal Constituency in the 7th House of Representatives from 2011 till 2015.

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