Senator Wakili dies at 58, Buhari mourns

…says lawmaker’s death incalculable loss to our democracy

Lawmaker representing Bauchi South Senatorial District, Senator Ali Wakili, is dead.

Sources in the Senate said the lawmaker slumped on Saturday morning at his Gwarimpa, Abuja residence after which he was taken to a hospital within the estate, but he died before getting emergency treatment.

Wakili, 58, was Chairman of Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation

He was a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of late lawmaker “an incalculable loss to Nigeria’s democracy whose dedication to duty was remarkable and worthy of emulation.”

The President said the death of the senator came as a great shock to him, adding that his dedication to duty would remain one of the greatest virtues for which the deceased would be remembered.

According to President Buhari, “the passion for duty was one of the finest qualities of late Senator Wakil,” as he urged other democratically elected leaders to borrow a leaf from the deceased’s record of dedication.

The President, while praying to Allah to bless the soul of the departed senator, also extended his condolences to his family, his colleagues in the National Assembly, as well as the government and people of Bauchi State over this great loss to the country.

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