Senator Ali Wakili representing Bauchi South Senatorial District has been confirmed dead after he slumped at his Gwarimpa residence in Abuja. Wakili who is also the chairman senate committee on poverty
suffered an heart attack which eventually led to his death in the early hours of Saturday, March 17.
Although, the family of the deceased is yet to release any statement to confirm the Senator’s death but tributes are already pouring in from dignataries and political figures
Senate President, Bukola Saraki through his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the late Senator as a vibrant lawmaker and public servant who was very passionate about his assignment and engagements in the Senate, especially his Chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation and other committees where he was a member.
“Mallam Ali Wakili is one lawmaker you can never be in doubt where he stands on a particular issue. He spoke his mind fearlessly,” Saraki said. “His contributions at plenary were always very incisive and rich. I find it difficult to acknowledge that he will not resume plenary with us next Tuesday.”
“My heart goes out to his family, the 8th Senate and the government and people of Bauchi State over the loss of this conscientious and patriotic Nigerian. He shall be sorely missed,” he added.
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