President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed unhappiness over the death of Chief Chibuzo Nduwueze Ziggy Azike.
The late member of the Body of Benchers was his shut political associate.
In a press release by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari recalled that Azike contested for a seat within the Senate in 1999 on the platform of the All Peoples Party (APP).
He additionally contested for the governorship of Imo State under the All Nigeria Peoples Get together (ANPP) in 2007.
Buhari described the loss of life as a “painful loss,” including that “the nation has actually lost a patriotic citizen.”
He prayed that the Almighty will repose the soul of the deceased and grant the bereaved household and associates the fortitude to bear the loss.
Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, will characterize Buhari at Azike’s funeral on Friday.
The burial can be held at St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Okohia, Isiala Mbano in Imo State.