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PDP senatorial aspirant dies in C’River

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By Joseph Kingston, Calabar

An aspirant for the Cross River North senatorial seat under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the December 2020 by-election, Dr Mary Iji has died.

Reports say Iji, who before her death was a lecturer in the Faculty of Education of the University of Calabar, died on Tuesday morning at the General Hospital, Ogoja local government area of the state.

A family source said Iji had complained of mild headache and body weakness before she was taken to the hospital where she gave up the ghost.

Another source close to the woman, Abang Simon, told reporters, “She came to Ogoja last week to bury the younger brother and has been hale and hearty until yesterday (Monday) evening when she complained of headache and body weakness and was taken to the General Hospital for attention but her situation got worse at night and she died.”

The late politician was the wife of Professor Maurice Iji, Dean, Faculty of Political Science in the University of Calabar.

Our sources confirmed that her body had been deposited in the General Hospital Ogoja mortuary pending arrangement for burial.

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