The death of Senator Pius Ewherido, representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, has been described as a monumental loss to the country by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF.
Chairman of NGF and Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, said that the demise of Ewherido was both painful and shocking.
Amaechi said: “We hereby condole with the Nigerian Senate, the government and people of Delta State and the entire Ewherido family over the sudden death of Senator Pius Ewherido, who, until his death, represented Delta Central Senatorial District on the platform of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP). It is unfortunate that the hardworking, independent-minded senator, a political icon, and one of the most accomplished politicians in our country passed on at a time our country needed his invaluable service most. His loss is no doubt a monumental loss to our nation.
“Senator Ewherido’s departure is both painful and shocking. But we take solace in the fact that he lived and died well. He dedicated his life to serving his people and country. He mixed freely with the underprivileged and lived substantially organizing and fighting for the upliftment of his people while making important contributions to the development of his state and country. Although, we cannot but grief over the death of this public spirited man, we are sure that Senator Ewherido will long be remembered as a community leader, an effective and consummate political figure, a national icon and grassroots mobiliser.”