Senator Rose Oko, representing Cross River North Senatorial District of Cross River, is dead. She was 63.
She died last night at a UK hospital, according to a report by AFRICAN EXAMINER. She was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.
Sources said the senator was flown to the UK about 2 weeks ago to receive treatments for an undisclosed illness, adding that her death came as a shock because she had since been recovering after initial treatments.
The National Assembly has yet to issue an official announcement on her death as at the time of filing this report.
Oko, was a member of the Federal House of Representatives from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in the 7th National Assembly.
She was elected into office as the first female representative from her constituency in June 2011 and was Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Education.