The National Assembly is still in shock over the sudden death of Senator Ali Wakili, who represented Bauchi south senatorial district in the Senate.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the lawmaker slumped at his Gwarimpa residence, Abuja on Saturday morning, March 17, and was rushed to Viewpoint Hospital, where he was certified dead. He died at the age of 58.
Below are some facts about Ali Wakili you would like to know:
1. Ali Wakili was born in 1960 and attended the Lere primary school in 1979.
2. He attended the Government Secondary School Damaturu where he obtained his secondary school leaving certificate.
3. Wakili was also educated at the Bauchi College for Arts and Science in 1979.
4. The late senator also attended that Bayero University Kano where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in arts in 1982.
5. Ali was enlisted in the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). He attended the customs training school Lagos in 1984 and the infantry training school jaji in 1991.
6. The late lawmaker retired from the service as a comptroller of customs.
7. He won the Bauchi south senatorial seat in the 2015 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
8. Senator Wakili was an active member of the APC caucus in the Nigerian Senate and was not afraid to protest against the removal of Senator Abdullahi Adamu as chairman of the northern senators forum without the general knowledge of its members.
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9. He was at a time suspended in controversial circumstances by a faction of the APC in Bauchi state for anti-party activities, but his suspension was disregarded by another faction of the party in the state
10. Wakili had a frosty relationship with Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi state and had teamed up with other politicians from Bauch to protest over the governor’s alleged misuse of funds particularly the N8.6 billion bailout funds given to the state by the federal government, among others.
11. The lawmaker one time during plenary had an argument with Senator Isa Misau, representing Bauchi central over the location of the Federal Government College of Education.
Meanwhile, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described as devastating and heart breaking, the news of the death of Senator Ali Wakili.
Dogara in a statement on Saturday, March 17, described the late Senator Wakili as a personal friend, true brother and dependable ally.
The speaker condoled with the family of the deceased over their loss and prayed for God Almighty to grant the lawmaker’s soul eternal rest.
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