Senator Mustapha Bukar: We've lost a loyal party man - APC

He represented Katsina North until his death. "As a first-time Senator, Mustapha stood out for the quality of his contributions on the floor, his pragmatism and his work to strengthen the institution of the legislature".

"I am always touched by the death of dedicated and creative public servants like Sen".

A retired Comptroller, Nigeria Customs Service, Wakili defeated the former Governor of the Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda during the 2015 elections, to become the senator representing Bauchi South. We shall sorely miss his vibrancy and progressive mindset.

The president prays that Allah will bless and forgive the soul of the deceased and grant him Aljanah firdaus.

Before his death, Bukar was President Muhammadu Buhari's senator as he represented the President's senatorial district.

Mr Ekweremadu, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, described the incident as a heavy blow to the Senate and the entire nation.

Senator Bukar's death follows a string of two similar losses that the National Assembly has suffered in recent weeks. He will be sorely missed.

President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, also mourned the late Buba saying: "My prayers are with the family and constituents of Rt Hon Umar Buba Jibril, deputy leader of the House of Representatives, who passed away early this morning".

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