The lawmaker died at the National Hospital.
The senator representing Delta state central on the platform of Democratic People’s Party (DPP), Pius Ewherido, is dead. He was 50.
Mr. Ewherido, a first term senator, died at the national hospital, Abuja, on Sunday where he received emergency attention after reportedly collapsing at his home in Abuja.
The late senator was the Vice chairman Senate committee on Marine Transport, and was a member of the committee on Trade and Investment. He held Bachelors of Arts(Philosophy) and Bachelor of Law from the Universities of Ife and Benin respectively.
President Goodluck Jonathan said in a statement he was received the news with shock and sadness.
Senate president, David Mark, said in a statement that he was devastated by the news of Mr. Ewherido’s death
“We have lost a true friend and colleague. We lost a vibrant and a very articulate senator. We have lost a patriotic Nigerian who stood to be counted when it mattered”‘ Senator Mark lamented.
Mr. Mark said the senate would do the needful to care for the immediate family of Mr. Ewherido.
Mr. Mark, who was in Accra, Ghana, for a golf tournament cut short his trip and returned home on receiving the news.
A statement by the senate spokesperson, Enyinnaya Abaribe, also spoke of the shock of the lawmakers at the demise of Mr. Ewherido.
“He was always concerned about his constituents and Nigeria as a whole,” Mr. Abaribe said.