The senator slumped and died on Sunday.
The National leader of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed grief at the death of Pius Ewherido, who was the senator representing Delta Central senatorial district of Delta State.
Mr. Buhari, in a release by CPC spokesperson, Rotimi Fashakin, on Tuesday, said he recalls the industry and legislative genius of the late Senator and was particularly enthused by the passion he demonstrated as a member of the merger committee for the birth of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“Indeed, he was a hero in the concerted efforts for the deepening of the Nation’s democracy. This death has come at a critical time when his experience is most needed,” he said.
The former Head of state also commiserated with the people of Delta Central senatorial district and Delta State as a whole and prayed for his immediate family members.
“May the Almighty God grant them the grace and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, while also praying for the repose of his gentle soul,” he said