An All Progressives Congress senator, Ali Wakili, representing Bauchi state, is dead.
Yusuph Olaniyonu, spokesman of Senate President Bukola Saraki, confirmed this to TheCable on Saturday.
“I can confirm that the lawmaker is dead but we don’t have the details at the moment,” Olaniyonu said.
It was gathered that the 58-year-old lawmaker, who was one of the guests at the wedding of the daughter of Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessman, died in Abuja on Saturday.
He reportedly slumped at his residence in Gwarimpa, Abuja, and was taken to a hospital where he was attended to immediately.
Wakili served as chairman, senate committee on poverty alleviation until his death.
He joined politics after retiring as comptroller in the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
Wakili obtained his bachelor’s degree in arts in 1982 from the Bayero University Kano (BUK).