The Majority Leader of the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Tim Owhefere, is dead.
Owhefere, who represents Isoko North constituency in the House, died at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Asaba at about 11 pm, Wednesday night.
He was suspected to have succumbed to complications arising from coronavirus.
The legislator was said to have been down for about three weeks.
Delta has witnessed a spike in Covid-19 cases in recent time.
With 51 new infections on Thursday, the former Bendel state now has exactly 2,300 confirmed cases.
This makes it the 10th worst-hit state in the country.