From Okey Sampson, Umuahia
A House of Representatives member representing Aba North and South federal constituency, Honorable Prestige Chinedu Ossy, is dead.
A release signed by his brother, Chukwu Nnanna and the Director-General of his campaign office, George Ezikpe said the lawmaker died on February 6 in faraway Bad, Salzhausen, Nidda, Germany, at the age of 56.
The statement read in part:
‘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 February 6 in Germany where he has been receiving treatment for the past months.
‘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 endeavour to carry everybody along.’
Ossy was said to have been first flown to London last year for the treatment of an undisclosed ailment, but when the matter got worst, he was transferred to Germany where he finally died.