The Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Pius Ewherido, has died this evening. He was 50 years old.
Ewherido reportedly fell down on Friday and collapsed at his Abuja home while making a phone call and has since been hospitalised at the National Hospital Abuja, where he was meant to be stabilised before flown to Germany.
Preparation for the Germany treatment was however being concluded when he allegedly collapsed again and subsequently passed on at the hospital Sunday evening.
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed shock and sadness at the news of the passing away of the Senator.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati stated that the President, on behalf of himself and all members of the executive arm of the Federal Government, extended their heartfelt condolences to Ewherido’s family, the Senate President, Senator David Mark and all of the late Senator’s colleagues in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.