Abuja – The Senate President, Sen. David Mark, on Sunday expressed sorrow over the death of Sen. Pius Ewherido (DPP-Delta).
Ewherido, 51, who represented Delta Central Senatorial district, died on Sunday at the National Hospital, Abuja.
This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja.
Mark described the late senator as a forthright, vibrant parliamentarian and a hardworking senator.
He noted that Ewherido had within his short but eventful membership of the Senate displayed patriotism, commitment and truly distinguished himself as a parliamentarian of a “very high standard’’.
“We have lost a true friend and colleague. We lost a vibrant and a very articulate senator. We have lost a patriotic Nigerian who stood to be counted when it mattered,’’ Mark said.
The senate president noted that one of late Ewherido’s bills on how to address the issue of manslaughter in the land was currently undergoing thorough legislative work.
According to him, the deceased should have been alive to see his good works aimed at saving mankind.
He said the Senate would do the `needful’ to ensure that the immediate family of the deceased did not suffer.
He condoled with the government and people of Delta, especially the bereaved family, to take solace in the fact that the late senator lived an accomplished life worthy of emulation.
Mark was in Accra, Ghana, for a golf tournament, but cut short his journey on receiving the news of Ewherido’s death. (NAN)