Monday, 1 July 2013
Breaking News:Senator Pius Ewherido is dead
SENATOR Pius Ewherido is dead he died of stroke, Sunday evening in Abuja.
Pius Ewherido, was a member of the Nigeria Delta State House Assemby between May 1999 and May 2007. He was elected Senator for Delta Central in the April 2011 national elections, running on the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) platform.
Born on May 4, 1963 in Ughelli. He attended Notre Dame College, Ozoro and Urhobo College, Effuruin, Delta State. He went on to the University of Ife where he studied Philosophy. After his National Youth Service, Ewherido became a businessman in Warri. He also studied Law at the University of Benin and was later called to the Bar.
Ewherido joined the United Nigerian Congress Party (UNCP) during the NigerianThirdRepublic. After the transition to democracy was aborted by Sani Abacha, he left politics and returned to business. In 1998 he joined the (PDP) and in April 1999 he was elected to represent the Ughelli South constituency election in the Delta State House of Assembly.
He was appointed Deputy Speaker of the House when it convened in June 1999. From 15 May 2000 until 20 March 2001 he was leader of the Assembly. Ewherido was re-elected in April 2003, and was Deputy Speaker of the Assembly from May 2003 until May 2007.