President Buhari reacts to death of Senator Rose Oko


President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of the lawmaker representing Cross River North at the Senate, Senator Rose Okoji Oko.

The President, in a statement signed by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu and obtained by bioreports on Wednesday, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Cross River State, and National Assembly over passing of the Senator.

The statement said that Buhari “believes the senator’s historic service to the nation at the National Assembly, starting out at House of Representatives and, later, at the Senate, will always be remembered, affirming that her long stay at the legislature clearly testify to her popularity and acceptance.”

Senator Oko died in the UK during the week having battled an undisclosed illness

Buhari noted with sadness that “As one of the women who championed development issues at the National Assembly, especially on girl-child education and health, her voice, intelligence and experience will be sorely missed and the promise of a brighter political career would not be realized.

He commiserated with the family of the deceased, her friends and political associates, and prayed that the “almighty God will continue to comfort them.”

The President urged them to find strength and solace in her legacies of a life of service to God, country and humanity.

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