Deji Elumoye in Abuja
Senate President Bukola Saraki has described late United States Senator, John McCain, as an exemplary legislator who epitomized a bipartisan approach to lawmaking.
Saraki in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Media Adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu, hailed McCain as a soldier, patriot, great parliamentarian and an 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.
According to the statement, McCain’s 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 stated.
The Senate President while condoling with the United States Government and its Senate, said “McCain inspired all of us.”