By Egena Sunday Ode
President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of Senator Yushau Mohammed Anka who died on Monday and was buried in Abuja on Tuesday.
The President, in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu described the late senator as a righteous man who opposed evil and defended all that was good.
In a tribute to the late senator, President Buhari described the late Senator as a fierce defender of all that is right and a staunch opponent of all that is wrong in his view, Shehu quoted Buhari to have said.
“Righteousness was his chosen path. Senator Anka was a towering statesman. As a politician, he was respected across political party divisions by all sections of the society.
“May Allah grant him eternal rest,” the President said.
The late Senator represented the Zamfara West constituency from May 1999 to May 2007 and was famous for his staunch opposition to the tenure elongation efforts, Third Term, attempt in 2006.
After taking his seat in the Senate in June 1999, he was appointed to committees on Ethics, Foreign Affairs, Police Affairs (Vice-Chairman), Commerce, Internal Affairs and Government Affairs. In August 2001, he said the Federal Government’s Poverty Alleviation Programme was just distributing cash to political supporters rather than alleviating poverty. Anka changed over to the ANPP platform for his second term in Senate.