By Ignatius Okorocha
The Senate on Tuesday shuts down activities to join its counterpart in the House of Representatives to mourn the demise of its member, Hon Ossy Chinedu Prestige who died recently.
Leader of the Senate, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi ( APC Kebbi North) while announcing the death of late Hon Prestige also moved a motion for the suspension of proceedings and other activities of upper chamber to next legislative day(Wednesday) in honour of the deceased member as been the tradition of the apex parliament.
In seconding the motion, minority of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe( Abia South) declared that the late Hon Prestige who represented Aba North/ABA South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, hails from his Senatorial district.
Similarly, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed his shock and sadness over the death of Hon. Ossy Chinedu Prestige.
He recalled that Hon. Prestige was first elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019 to represent his people in the House of Representatives.
Lawan noted that the departed lawmaker will be sorely missed by all his colleagues in the National Assembly.
The Senate President attested that Hon. Prestige was a good representative of his constituency in the National Assembly and that he touched many lives through his business engagements and charity outreach such as the Prestige Ossy Foundation and The Favoured Initiatives.
Lawan commiserated with his family, friends and political associates over his irreparable loss.
He also condoled with the Government and people of Abia State and prayed that God Almighty would grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.