The Member representing Aba North/ Aba South in the House of Representatives on the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Rt. Hon Ossy Prestige, is dead.
A family source told Daily Trust that the late lawmaker died in a German hospital after being placed on life support for a very long time.
“He has been down with colon cancer for a very long time but his condition became worse after the federal government declared a total lockdown. He was initially flown to London and later moved to Germany,” said the family source who craved anonymity.
In a statement, the family described the death of Prestige as shocking, saying burial arrangements will be announced later.
“As it pleased the Lord and in total submission to His Will, but with heavy hearts, we announce the passing away of Hon. Prestige Ossy, the member representing the Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State at the National Assembly whose transition to Higher Glory occurred in the wee hours of 7th February in Germany where he has been receiving treatment for the past months,” the statement read.
“In his death bed and up to his last days, his love for his uncommon people of Aba and Abia State found expression in words. He fought gallantly to live for his people but God decided to take him into rest in his bosom. Who are we to question God?
“As we continue with necessary arrangements to repatriate his remains and accord him a hero’s farewell that he eminently deserves, we shall endeavor to carry everybody along. May his soul rest in peace.”
Prestige, who clocked 56 in January, is the third member of the lower legislative chamber who died in the ninth assembly.