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President sends Mark, Plateau condolences

20 January 2014, 08:46Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has sent his condolences to the Senate President, David Mark, following the death of his younger sister, Mary Onma-Adakole.

He also commiserated with Governor Jonah Jang and the people of Plateau State on the passing away of the former Governor of the State, Chief Michael Botmang.

“It is with great sadness that I write to express my heartfelt condolences to you, the Adakole John family, and the entire members of the Mark family of Oturkpo on the untimely death of your dear younger sister, Mary Onma in the prime of her life.  My heart especially goes out to you in your moment of grief considering the unfortunate circumstance of her passing,” Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, stated on behalf Jonathan.

The President, according to Abati, prayed that God granted the Senate President and those she has left behind the fortitude to cope with the pain of this irredeemable loss.

“I pray that Almighty God grants you and all whom she has left behind the fortitude to cope with the pain of this irredeemable loss. May her soul find eternal rest in the bosom of the Almighty.”

Jonathan meanwhile paid tribute to  Botmang, who served as Plateau State Governor between November 2006 and April 2007.

 Botmang died at the age of 76 after protracted illness in his country home of Zawan, Jos South local government area of the state.

The deceased had been on dialysis for some time following complications arising from diabetes mellitus.

He died on Sunday.

– CAJ News


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