Abuja - The Senate President, David Mark lamented over the death of second republic Deputy President of the Senate, Senator John Wash Pam.
Wash Pam was said to have died on Thursday at the National Hospital in Abuja, after a battle with cancer.
Mark described Wash Pam as an excellent democrat and one of the pillars of the country's democracy.
It expressed regrets that with Wash Pam's death, Nigeria had lost an unrepentant democrat, who was in the forefront of the return to civil rule.
“His death at this time of our nation's political history is a big blow. He was a great parliamentarian who contributed positively to the political evolution of Nigeria. We shall miss him.”
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