Elizabeth Ironbar Is Dead (Cross River Lawmaker Dies)

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

Mrs. Ironbar died in the late hours of Tuesday after a protracted illness family sources say.

Ironbar who has represented Akpabuyo constituency since June 2015 is known for her Cross River State Disability Commission bill and is the second member of the Ninth Assembly to die.

She is the second Member of the 9th Cross River State House of Assembly to die, after Hon. Godwin Akwaji (PDP) of Obudu State Constituency passed away in June 2020.

Ironbar is the fourth person to have died in the 8th and 9th Assembly. Others are Stephen Ukpukpen (PDP) of Obudu State Constituency and Simon Nkoro Egbung (PDP) of Ikom II State Constituency, who died in 2018.

Before her death, Elizabeth Ironbar was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). She won her election and reelection in 2015 and 2019 despite all odds.

She is one of the few Cross River State House of Assembly Members who refused to follow the State Governor, Sen. Ben Ayade to the All Progressives Congress (APC).