Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume has described the death of Senator representing Borno Central, late Senator Ahmed Zannah as shocking, saying he will be missed for his exemplary disposition in articulating issues particularly on those concerning his constituents.
Senator Zannah died in Abuja on Saturday at the age of 60.
Akume, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen, said the late Senator was a vibrant and patriotic member of the upper chamber who contributed actively and articulately on all issues particularly on those concerning the welfare of his constituents.
“His debates even as a member of the PDP were well informed and he did not shy away from criticising his party when it went wrong as it often did. When eventually he could not stand the party on which he was elected, he defected to the APC where he met his progressive minded comrades.
“We benefited immensely from his unusual insights into issues facing the nation and were particularly proud that he expressed his views on such issues with courage, conviction and without fear or favour.
“Senator Zannah will be missed by all in the Senate. I, on behalf of all APC Senators pray that the Almighty God grant him eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear this great loss,” Akume prayed.
Senator Zannah was elected into the Senate in 2011 to represent Borno Central on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP but later defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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