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Calls for unity as Taraba bids Tsokwa farewell

27 November 2013, 16:25

Taraba - Taraba State House held a farewell session to the late Speaker, Haruna Tsokwa, with politicians urging the warring parties in the region to embrace peace.

Officially opening the session, Tsokwa's successor, Josiah appealed  to his colleagues on the need to use the death of the speaker as a unifying factor.

“I am appealing to my colleagues to use the death of our late speaker to sink their differences and seek for the development of our dear state,” he said.

Kente observed that the late legislator was the only speaker in the history of Taraba politics to die in office and call on the state government to immortalize him.

“Tsokwa Died at the time we needed him most. Today is indeed the saddest moment in the life of the Taraba State House of Assembly,” he added.

Chairman of the Conference of Nigeria Speakers, who also doubles as the Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly, Inuwa Garba, concurred.

He preached reconciliation.

“Let us unite, let us embrace ourselves and let us understand that power comes from God,” said Garba.

The event brought together speakers from the neighbouring Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe states.

Also in attendance was former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Babangida Ngoroge, as well as the senator representing Northern Taraba, Alhassan Aisha Jumai.

They were among dignitaries in a chamber filled to capacity.

Tsokwa dies earlier this month after heart-related complications.

– CAJ News


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