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The first Civilian Governor of Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Tavoro Nyame has described Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai as a rare gem who devoted his time to the upliftment of humanity in the State and the Country at large.

Former Governor Nyame said this when he paid a condolence visit to  Governor Ishaku in his office to commiserate with him on the death of the immediate past Governor of the State, Danbaba Danfulani Suntai who died in Orlando, Florida USA.

He described Late Danbaba Suntai as a Politician par excellence who played by the rules of the game and contributed positively to the strengthening of the polity in the State and the Country at large.

Rev. Nyame maintained that his developmental strides are visible in all the nooks and crannies of the State, saying he left a lasting legacy that would be remembered by future generations.

The first Civilian Governor remarked that, Danbaba Suntai was a priceless gift to the State and had impacted greatly on the lives of the people of the State and beyond.

Responding, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku said Taraba has lost a great leader, who contributed significantly to the growth and development of the State.

Darius Ishaku stated that Late Suntai was a detribalised Politician and a Statesman who stood for the truth and gave equal opportunity to all Tarabans in all spheres of human endeavours.

He said he received the news of the death of the immediate past Governor with great shock and prayed for the repose of his soul, saying that death is a necessary end for every living being.

Governor Darius Ishaku used the opportunity to call on Tarabans to see this moment of grief as a period of imbibing peace, forgiveness and harmonious coexistence among the various tribes of the State, urging the people to always use dialogue as the last resort.