Abuja- Condolences continue pouring following the passing on of Taraba Speaker, Haruna Tsokwa, on Monday.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and his Deputy, Emeka Ihedioha, expressed shock at the death.
Tsokwa died at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo, the state capital, after a brief illness.
Tambuwal said the news of the death came as a “rude shock,” saying it was a painful loss that would take a long time to heal.
In a statement issued in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam, Tambuwal said the deceased lived an exemplary life of dedication and commitment to duty.
“The late Speaker was a patriotic Nigerian whose commitment to the development and independence of the legislature will be greatly missed especially by his colleagues in the Taraba State House of Assembly.”
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives also said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden demise of the Taraba State House of Assembly Speaker.
He joined the Taraba State Assembly, government and entire people of the State in mourning the death of Hon. Tsokwa, describing it as painful, depressing and disheartening coming at a time of political trials in the state.
Ihedioha prayed that God Almighty to grant the soul of the departed Speaker peaceful passage while extending sincere condolences to the families, loved ones and friends of the late presiding officer of the Taraba legislature.