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Sad: Senate aspirant dies in Cross River

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Dr Iji who teaches in the Faculty of Education, University of Calabar died on Tuesday morning at the General Hospital Ogoja where she was rushed to for medical attention.

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senate aspirant during the Cross River North by-election which held in December 2020, Dr Mary Iji, has passed on.

A close source, Abang Simon, told Vanguard that the deceased complained of mild headache and body weakness and was taken to hospital where she gave up the ghost.

“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”.

Dr Iji who is the wife of Professor Maurice Iji, Dean, Faculty of Political Science in the University of Calabar contested the PDP primary election for Cross River North by-election and came third.

Her body according to our source has been deposited in the General Hospital Ogoja mortuary.

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