The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mourned the death of the Senator representing Bauchi south senatorial district, Senator Ali Wakili, saying that Nigeria has lost one of its most vibrant and patriotic federal lawmakers whose legislative contributions and engagements in the National Assembly touched on the core needs of less privileged Nigerians.
The Senator who was aged 58 and a retired Comptroller of Customs and defeated the former Governor of the State, Malam Isa Yuguda during the 2015 elections, to become the senator representing Bauchi South, passed away in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja
The APC in a statement signed by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi National Publicity Secretary ‘expressed deepest condolences to his immediate family, the 8th Senate, entire National Assembly, government and people of Bauchi State over the sad and painful loss of the grassroots politician who distinguished himself during his work with the Nigeria Customs Service and politics as a federal lawmaker.
‘Indeed, the country has lost one of its most vibrant and patriotic federal lawmakers whose legislative contributions and engagements in the National Assembly touched on the core needs of less privileged Nigerians, particularly through his Chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation and social welfare.
‘Creditably, to his name is the National Poverty Eradication Commission Bill which he sponsored and was passed by the Senate in 2016.
‘A progressive-minded politician, the late Senator Ali Wakili took clear positions on causes and issues in the polity he stood for or opposed, particularly on election reforms, anti-corruption, true federalism, devolution of powers, legislative-executive relations, among others.
‘The APC wishes the Almighty Allah grant the late Senator Ali Wakili eternal rest and the family and loved ones the strength to bear the loss.’