- President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to the family of late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu
- Buhari noted that the late senator served Imo people and Nigeria well while alive
- The president says he is shocked by the sudden demise of the senator who once served as speaker in Imo state
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday, December 19, joined Nigerians in mourning Benjamin Uwajumogu, the senator representing Imo North at the National Assembly.
According to Buhari, the news of Uwajimogu's death was as shocking as it was saddening.
A statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, quoted Buhari as saying that Uwajimogu served his people and Nigerians well and that this is evidenced the torrent of tributes that has greeted his demise.
The statement said the president also sent a message of condolence to the family of the late senator, the National Assembly and the people of Imo state.
While praying that God should strengthen those the senator left behind, the president noted that Uwajimogu lived a life of service and trust making him serve Imo state as the speaker.
"The president notes that from the torrent of tributes that have greeted his unfortunate demise, it is clear that Senator Uwajumogu served his constituency and fatherland well," the statement said.
Legit.ng earlier reported the death of Uwajimogu, a ranking senator in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, who was said to have slumped and was rushed to the hospital.
His last outing in the Senate was on Tuesday, December 10 when he raised a petition on behalf of a constituency member on his reinstatement into the Nigerian Army.
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