George Kajo, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has expressed shock and sadness over the death of Tunde Mark, the first son of former president of the Senate, Senator David Mark.
In a message of condolence to the former Senate President, Governor Ortom said he was pained over the death of the young Tunde with full of potential and prospect.
“On behalf of myself, family, government and people of Benue State, I wish to express our deep condolences over the death of your first son. I am pained over this death as it has cut short the life of a young Nigerian, full of hope and promise for the future of this country. We will surely miss him.”
The Governor lamented that the demise of Tunde has robbed Benue State and indeed Nigeria, the wealth of exposure of the younger generation needed to navigate the ship of this nation out of its present precarious situation it has found itself.
A statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, quotes the governor as, however, consoled that the late Tunde lived a life worthy of emulation and was a pride to his parents and siblings.
The Governor prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the immediate family the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.