Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed deep shock and grief following the demise of former Governor of Taraba State, Mr Danbaba Suntai, who passed on Wednesday, 27th June 2017.
The Governor expressed sadness at the news of the death of the distinguished politician and former Governor of Taraba State who died from complications from an air mishap in 2012.
Governor Okowa in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu in Asaba on Wednesday said “the death of Suntai is a big blow to the family and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Taraba State, noting that the late former Governor was a staunch PDP Chieftain whose contributions to the growth of the party in Taraba State will remain memorable for a long time.
“Danbaba Suntai, a distinguished administrator and statesman, will be remembered for redefining the place of service and patriotism in Nigeria’s development”.
“He will be sorely missed by all and sundry whose lives he affected in many ways. I therefore urge all who mourn the demise of the late former Governor Danbaba Suntai to take solace in the fact that his was a life of integrity and great accomplishments”.
“On behalf of my family, the Government and people of Delta State, I mourn with the family of the late Mr. Danbaba Suntai, the government and people of Taraba State, and the PDP nationwide on the demise of the former governor”.
Okowa prayed God to grant Suntai’s immediate family, his political associates, the strength to bear the irreparable loss, pointing out that his achievements in different areas of national life will always be remembered.