Majority leader of the Delta state house of assembly, Hon. Tim Owhefere is dead.
Owhefere, a fourth time member of the state assembly, passed on Wednesday at the federal medical center, Asaba, where he has been undergoing treatment.
The deceased who represented Isoko North constituency until his death was said to have been hospitalized for about two weeks before his passage at about 11pm Wednesday night.
Several sources in the house who confirmed the passage to ait.live said the late lawmaker has been on oxygen for a week before his death fueling speculations that he died of covid 19.
While a family member has also confirmed the death of the lawmaker, the Delta state house of assembly is yet to issue an official statement.
Recall that the speaker of the Delta state house of assembly, Hon sheriff Oborevwori, had recently recovered from the deadly coronavirus disease.
If speculations are true, Tim Owhefere will become the first major politician in Delta state to have died of the coronavirus.