By NewsCritic Reporters
The late senator Ben Uwajumogu, the senator representing Imo North senatorial district in the National Assembly who slumped and died yesterday at Abuja had history of High Blood Pressure and Diabetes before his sudden death.
NewsCritic online gathered from close family sources that the senator has been managing the ailment of high blood pressure and diabetes for the past two decades now, but the pressure and anxiety associated with Nigerian politics helped to worsen his health conditions.
The news of the death of the All Progressives Congress, APC, senator broke yesterday thereby throwing the entire National Assembly and Imo State into mourning mood.
Also, it was gathered from credible sources within the Senate leadership that Uwajumogu had been pencilled down to take over from Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, who was convicted for fraud as the Senate Chief Whip, but his death has denied him of that opportunity.
Uwajumogu was the owner of Eastern comfort hotel, Umuahia, where he was born before he contested for the Imo State House of Assembly and won. He later became the speaker of the house and in 2015 he contested and won the senate seat. His re-election in 2019 did not come easy as he had to sue INEC before his certificate of return was issued to him.