Wednesday January 26, 2022 6:38 AM

Cross River lawmaker, Elizabeth Ironbar is dead

A two-term member of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Lady Elizabeth Edem Ironbar is dead

It was learnt that the lawmakerwho represented Akpabuyo constituency, died early on Wednesday after a protracted illness,

A family source confirmed on Wednesday morning saying, “Yes, she is dead. It happened early today.”

It was gathered that Ironbar was seen as a tough woman.

The outspoken parliamentarian had represented her constituency since 2015

She was said to have refused to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the defection of the state governor, Ben Ayade to the latter party.

Ironbar is known for sponsoring Cross River State Disability Commission bill and is the second member of the ninth Assembly to die.

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