By Cecilia Ijuo
The Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, has described the death of the former Governor of Taraba, Mr Danbaba Suntai, as a great loss to the nation.
Ekweremadu made this known in a statement by his Special Adviser, Mr Uche Anichukwu, on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said that Suntai gave a good account of himself as a politician, public administrator and party man.
He said: ”This is an incalculable loss not only to the people of Taraba, but to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) family, and the nation.
”We had all prayed for his full recovery following the air mishap of October, 2012.
”This is a very sad news because he was a leader that loved his people, gave a good account of himself as a politician, public administrator, man of peace, patriot, party man, and a nation builder.
”He will be greatly missed, but like all great men, he is immortalised by his selfless service to God and humanity.”
Ekweremadu condoled with the family of the late politician, government and people of Taraba.
He also prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the deceased.