Wayas was a consummate politician, democrat, detribalized Nigerian – Atiku

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday eulogized the late President of the Senate, Dr. Joseph Wayas, who died in London, the United Kingdom (UK) at the age of 80.

Atiku in a statement, by his media office on Thursday, described Wayas as a consummate politician and democrat, and a detribalized Nigerian.

The former Vice President noted that the late Wayas contributed in no small measure to the enthronement of democracy in Nigeria and will, forever be remembered as one who served the country well and served his people with passion.

“The legacy of his political beliefs and triumphs will be important footnotes in the literature of Nigeria’s government and politics for generations yet to come,” Atiku said.

The former Vice President prayed to God to stand by the bereaved family, as well as the government and people of Cross River to bear the loss of a patriarch and statesman with fortitude.