A former Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has lost his elder brother, Chief Mathias Ekweremadu, the Enugu State Commissioner for Transport.
Ekweremadu reportedly slumped while defending his ministry’s budget on the floor of the State House of Assembly on Thursday.
He was rushed to Niger Foundation Hospital, Enugu, where the doctors confirmed him dead.
The late Ekweremadu who was appointed Commissioner in 2019, was a member of the State House of Assembly and served as Chief Whip from 2015 and 2019.
He also served as the Chairman of Aninri Local Government in the state.