Senator Stella Oduah, representing Anambra North Senatorial District, on Friday lost her son after a brief illness in a private hospital in Abuja
Unconfirmed reports say the deceased, whose name had yet to be known as of the time of filing this report, was 28 and that he died in the early hours of Friday.
Oduah, who was a Minister of Aviation in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, sounded distressed on the phone when Punch contacted her on Friday afternoon.
In a barely audible voice, she confirmed the report, saying her son died after a brief illness.
One of Oduah’s colleagues, Senator Uche Ekwunife, who represents Anambra Central in the Senate, also confirmed the incident to one of Punch’s correspondents, saying she had been with Oduah to console her just like few other senators who heard about the “unfortunate situation.”
“It is very unfortunate. It has shown that death and life belong to God and it is only Him who controls our life. It is a trying moment for her and all of us. I know how it feels as a mother. It is only God who can console her.”