Recuperating governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Danfulani Suntai has described the death of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Haruna Tsokwa as shocking and a colossal loss not just to the state but Nigerian democracy as a whole.
Suntai, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Hassan Mijinyawa on Monday, also described the deceased as a politician of considerable standing.
According to the governor, the Speaker died at a time “when Taraba State is confronted with mild political crisis expected in a vibrant democracy such as ours.
“The late Hon. Tsokwa will be remembered for his ability to stand firm by any cause he believed in and his contribution to the democratic experience in Taraba State.”
Tsokwa died on Monday morning at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo after a brief illness.