The lawmaker representing Obudu Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Mr. Steven Ukpukpen, slumped and died during an early morning workout on Wednesday.
The incident happened at 7am along Moore Road in Calabar.
The lawmaker was to a nearby Navy Clinic, but medical officials on duty could not handle his health situation and advised that he should be transferred to governmet hospital
he was confirmed dead at the Anatomy Unit of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, where he was thereafter confirmed dead.
Speaker of the CRHA(Cross Rivers House of Assembly), Mr. John Gaul-Lebo, expressed shock over the development. “I am still in shock. I do not know what to say. We are in a meeting with the family members and we would later issue a statement on the sad development,” he said.