Ben Murray-Bruce, former lawmaker representing Bayelsa East at the 8th Senate, has announced the death of his mother aged 95.

Mr Murray-Bruce made the announcement across his social media accounts, saying the deceased died early Tuesday morning.

“Life. Indeed, like sand in the wind, today it’s here, tomorrow it’s gone. My mum is gone,” he mourned. “She died at 4:40am this morning. My gem of inestimable value, my support system, my best friend, my everything—she’s gone.

“My consolation is that in her lifetime, I gave her not just everything that money could buy, but most importantly, I gave her my presence, my time, my everything.

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“On uncountable occasions, I will go to her house to hug her and play with her for no reason but love, the kind that only sons share with their mums. I love you, mum, and I miss you. This one hurts so bad. Forever yours,” he lamented.

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