The senator representing Bauchi Central at the Senate, Ali Wakil, is dead. He died after a brief illness on Saturday, a source close to the family has revealed
Efforts to speak to the Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi, did not yield any result as he neither picked his calls nor replied text messages.
Until his death was the Chairman of Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation slumped on Saturday morning and was rushed to a nearby hospital in the Gwarimpa district of Abuja but gave up the ghost before he could get emergency treatment.
The deceased Senator was 58 and a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Ali Wakili was born in 1960. He is an indigene of Bauchi State. He is a Retired Comptroller of Customs.