Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Calabar South LG Chairman mourns, Eulogise Late Aide Amidst Tears

Hon. Mrs. Esther Bassey, Queen of South and Chairman of Calabar South

Ukorebi Esien |1st March 2022

As the remains of late Mrs. Kate Okon Umoh, Special Assistant on Political matter's to the Calabar South Local Government Chairman is laid to rest, the Local Government Chairman, Hon. Esther Bassey has said that the deceased was a close alley whom never joked with her duty.

Speaking during the burial ceremony which held at the council headquarters, The Queen of South said Kate fondly called keke was as grassroot mobilizer, stating that she was always available to beat her expectations when it comes to mobilising Women for political activities. 

"...She will even do and put styles in it. If you want a hundred women, she can afford to bring even 200," the queen of South said amidst tears while praise-singing the late kekewho passed on last month in Kwara State while undergoing treatment to manage a terminal illness.

Activities leading to her burial began with a candle light profession at the council headquarters in Anitgha led by the chairman of council before her interment service which was well attended by a large member of the political class in Calabar South.

The late Kate who was a friend to all became politically active when she was appointed as Supervisor for Health in the council in 2020. Following an uproar which should have led to her sack, she was later re-appointed as the Special Adviser, political affairs to the council chairman.

Kate who was an alumni of Duke Town Secondary School and a key player in the governor's wife pet project for women, Cross River Women Emancipation Initiative (CROWEI) is survived by her husband Mr. Pataya Okon Umoh and a son. 

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