President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has condoled with the Government of the United States of America and its Senate over the demise of Senator John Sidney McCain .
Saraki in a statement signed by his Special Advise on Media and Publicity, Yusuf Olaniyon described late Senator McCain as an exemplary legislator who epitomised a bipartisan approach to lawmaking.
Saraki said John McCain would always be remembered as a soldier, a patriot, a great parliamentarian and American statesman.
“As the world remembers U.S Senator, John McCain, as the soldier, the patriot, and the political maverick, I remember McCain as the legislator, whose bipartisan approach to getting things done, earned him a place amongst the greatest parliamentarians of our time.
“His issues-based approach to politics allowed him to look beyond party lines in order to get things done for his nation. His legacy as a presidential candidate of the U.S. Republican Party and as a prisoner of war whose resilience remained unbroken while captured in Vietnam for five years, is a reminder to all of us that the interests of our respective nations must always prevail over our individual interests. He will be missed,” Saraki stated.
Senator John McCain served in the U S parliament since 1987. He died at the age of 81.
Nneka Amaechi-Nnadi, Abuja