Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sorrow over the death of a former Governor of Taraba State, Mr. Danbaba Suntai, and said he was a man of peace.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, said the demise of Suntai has robbed the country of a worthy leader and a gentleman.
He commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the people and government of Taraba State over the unfortunate incident.
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing on of His Excellency, Danbaba Suntai,” Saraki said. “Words fail me to adequately express how deeply sorry I am over this devastating news.
“His outstanding charisma and humility as a politician will be sorely missed. He was a passionate leader who has contributed his quota to the services of humanity. His death is a painful loss to his family, the people of Taraba State and Nigerians at large.
“I extend my sincere condolences to Governor Darius Ishaku, the people and government of Taraba State as well as the Suntai’s family.
“My thoughts and prayers are with them as they go through this moment of grief but with total submission to Almighty God. May God grant them the strength and the fortitude to bear this painful loss and may the Soul of the former governor Rest in Peace. (Amen),” he said.