Former Nigerian Senate President Joseph Wayas has been confirmed dead at the age of 80 after battling an undisclosed sickness.
Christian Ita, the special adviser to the Cross Rivers governorr on media and publicity made this known to the media which has broken enormous hearts.
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According to Ita, the great man died on Tuesday morning in a London hospital.
“As a state, Cross River is in pains as we mourn the passing of our illustrious son. He was a rare gem. Dr Wayas’ demise is indeed a monumental loss to our dear state and Nigeria,” Ayade was quoted as saying.”
“As Senate President, Dr Wayas contributed to the deepening of Nigeria’s democratic ethos through his robust and vibrant leadership of the upper legislative chamber.”
“And since his retirement from active politics, the former Senate President had been playing a fatherly and stabilising role in the politics and affairs of our state.” Ita stated.