- Late United States senator John McCain has been saluted by Nigeria's Senate president Bukola Saraki
- Saraki says McCain's issues-based approach to politics allowed him to look beyond party lines in order to get things done for US
- Senator McCain died at the age of 81 on Saturday, August 25, at 4.28 pm
Senate president Bukola Saraki has saluted late United States senator, John Sidney McCain, as an exemplary lawmaker whose bipartisan approach to getting things done earned him a place amongst the greatest parliamentarians.
The Sun reports that Saraki's comment was contained in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
NAIJ.com gathers that Saraki hailed McCain as a soldier, a patriot, a great parliamentarian and Amercian statesman.
He said: “As the world remembers US 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 US 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, who condoled with the government of United States and its Senate, stated that “McCain inspired all of us.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that celebrated United States (US) senator and war hero John McCain passed on after long battle with brain cancer. The Republican congressman died at the age of 81 on Saturday, August 25, at 4.28 pm, a few hours after his family disclosed he had stopped medical treatment.
A statement issued by Senator McCain's office and family indicated he died in his home in Arizona with his family and friends around to say goodbye.
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