The Senate has formally announced the death of the Senator representing Delta Central in the National Assembly Senator Pius Ewherido.
A statement by the Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe says, Senator Ewherido died at the National Hospital Abuja after a brief illness at the age of 51.
The statement describes the deceased as one of the most articulate, erudite and urbane Senators who was always concerned about his constituency and the nation as a whole.
Meanwhile Senate President David Mark was reported to have wept over the death of Senator Ewherido whom he described as a forthright and vibrant parliamentarian.
He noted in a statement that the DPP Lawmaker has displayed patriotism, commitment and stood to be counted when it mattered.
Senator Mark who cut short his trip to Ghana on receiving the sad news promised that the Senate will do the needful to ensure that the bereaved family do not suffer.