Ngora FDC Chairperson Sarah Eperu who has been one of the caretakers of the deceased says Ekemu died at Nsambya in Kampala where he has been undergoing medical treatment.
She says the former legislator succumbed to cancer of the liver.
Ekemu was a Member of Parliament for Soroti Municipality under FDC ticket from 2006-2011 after he ejected Capt. Mike Mukula
In the 2016 elections, Ekemu contested for Ngora County MP as an independent candidate and lost to the current MP David Abala.
Legislators in the Teso sub region including Serere district woman MP Hellen Adoa and Patrick Okabe have praised the late Ekemu as a great leader who promoted unity.
While, Soroti county MP Kenneth Esiangu Etunganane says the fallen legislator will be remembered for being a patriot who loved and served the country diligently.