Abuja - Senate President David Mark on Monday said the Senate would suspend Tuesday's plenary session as a mark of respect for the late Sen.Pius Ewherido who died on Sunday.
Mark stated this when he led Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta and some senators to the residence of the late senator in Asokoro, Abuja, on a condolence visit.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Kola Ologbondiyan, Mark said, "in line with our tradition and as a mark of respect to our departed colleague, the senate will suspend plenary tomorrow."
He urged the late senator's wife, Doye Ewherido, and other family members to continue to have faith in God noting that death always subjected peoples faith in God to test.
"As Catholics, it is easy to say the Creed that I believe in God, the Maker of Heaven and Earth.
"But when death comes, we question God. This is the time to increase our faith in God.
"If there was anything we could have done to save the life of our distinguished colleague, we could have done it but the Lord owns his life," Mark said.
Uduaghan also extolled the virtues of the late Ewherido, describing him as a strong voice from Delta.
According to Uduaghan, in the last two years, Ewherido has brought his experience to bear on the floor of the senate.
Receiving the delegation, the late senator's elder brother, Rev. Fr. Anthony Ewherido, expressed the family's gratitude, saying the show of support meant a lot to the family.