By ANDREW ESSIEN, Abuja
Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has stated that the nation has lost a detribalized Nigerian with the death of the former governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Fulani Suntai even as he described him as a fine gentleman.
Reacting to the demise of Suntai in a release by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh yesterday , Senator Mark said: ” I am saddened by the demise of the former governor. He was a faithful and dedicated public officer . It is devastating that he is no more.
“Events that led to his demise is painful and regrettable , but we are consoled in the fact that he left a legacy of selfless and unblemished service to his fatherland .
He stated: ” Suntai was a peace maker who always craved for peace , equity , justice and national unity. He was an astute administrator who left a legacy of development in Taraba state.
“A principled , focused and resourceful governor Suntai , identified with the ordinary people . He made the security and welfare of citizens his Cardinal programme without compromise . He practiced inclusive politics that provided the greatest benefit to the largest number of citizenry”.
Senator Mark further stated that the nation has lost a detribalized leader and one of the best managers of our democratic project, adding that Suntai will be remembered as a governor who improved the architectural design and provided the road map for the development of Taraba State.
Senator Mark advised the government and people of Taraba State to build on the legacies of Suntai adding that he left positive footprint on the sand of time . He prayed that God in His infinite mercies grant late Suntai eternal rest and the bereaved the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.