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former President of the Senate, Sen. Joseph Wayas

ABUJA/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, described the death of former President of the Senate, Sen. Joseph Wayas, as a monumental national loss.

The party stated in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, said that late Wayas was a very courageous democrat and an exceptional statesman.

The party said that Wayas made personal sacrifices in standing for justice, equity, rule of law and true federalism in our country, both as a political leader and a private individual.

“As a commissioner in the old southeastern state, member of the Constituent Assembly and later the President of the Senate, Senator Wayas exhibited uncommon patriotism towards the unity, stability and development of our dear country.

“The PDP is sad that Sen. Wayas left the scene at the time the nation needed his wealth of experience and stabilizing role the most,’’ the party said.

The party commiserated with the Wayas’ family, the people of South South and the Senate, and prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

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