Emotions as Reps hold valedictory session for Prestige Ossy

It was all emotions in the chamber of the House of Representatives Tuesday while a valedictory session was held in honour of a late member, Hon. Prestige Ossy.

The , until his demise in a hospital Sunday February 7, represented the Aba North/Aba South Federal of Abia state.

Recalling how he had visited the deceased in the hospital amidst strict restrictions due to , Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said: “As we grieve, Ossy will want to be happy. I have memories of the last I saw him in . We sat together in a very emotional moment. We prayed together and that was the last I saw of him.

“For me, we are here to celebrate an accomplished legislator. It was a great loss to his , a great loss to . We had, and we lost somebody, a powerful member of this House. He has left footprints. He was committed, and passionate.  As we grieve, let continue to laugh and smile, even though there is sorrow in the air.

 He is a man of great character and influence. I will miss him, the House will miss him, the people of Abia will miss him.”

Also speaking earlier, Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, said the late was so eager to live, “because of his wife and children”, recalling how he told him on his visit that “I don’t want to leave them”, noting that “He worked hard for the good of his people.”

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