Senator Paul Wampana, a former lawmaker, who represented Adamawa North Senatorial District, is dead.
Wampana, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, died in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday in his Abuja residence.
Reacting to the death of the former lawmaker, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, commiserated with the family.
Lawan also sent out his condolences to the government of Adamawa State, friends and political associates of the late Senator.
He noted that Wampana contributed immensely to the political development of the country.
Lawan, in a statement by his Spokesman, Ola Awoniyi, noted Wampana’s active involvement in politics as a Speaker of the defunct Gongola State House of Assembly, a Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District and later as a Minister of State for Public Health during the Second Republic.
Lawan said the former lawmaker will, no doubt, be missed by Nigerians.
The Senate President prayed for the repose of Senator Wampana’s soul.
Senator Wampana was born in 1946 in Vimtim, Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa.
He served as the Speaker of the defunct Gongola State House of Assembly in the Second Republic.
He was appointed Minister of State for Public Health by Shehu Shagari in 1983.