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His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas delivering his speech at the funeral service of Late Chief Victor Bala Kona.

His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas delivering his speech at the funeral service of Late Chief Victor Bala Kona.

In a solemn gathering that took place on the 2nd of September, 2023, in Jalingo, His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas delivered a poignant farewell speech at the funeral of Chief Victor Bala Kona. The speech was a touching tribute to the life and legacy of Chief Kona, a dedicated servant of the people and a stalwart of Taraba’s political landscape.

Governor Agbu Kefas acknowledged the significance of the moment, where friends, family, and well-wishers had come together to bid a final farewell to Chief Victor Bala Kona. He described Chief Kona as a remarkable individual, a true son of Taraba, and a dedicated servant of the people.

The Governor expressed the collective mourning felt by the community at the loss of Chief Kona, highlighting his roles as a politician, a staunch supporter of democracy, and a former state chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Chief Kona’s passing left a void not only in political circles but also in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him personally. Governor Kefas emphasized that Chief Kona was not just a politician; he was a brother and a beacon of hope to many.

Kona’s unwavering commitment to the PDP and the state of politics in Taraba was acknowledged, as well as his ability to unite people for a common cause. He was praised for his dedication to service and his impact on the community.

Governor Kefas also encouraged forgiveness among those who may have been affected by Chief Kona’s actions during his service, quoting the Biblical principle of forgiveness.

Chief Victor Bala Kona was remembered as a leader who exemplified the nobility of politics when motivated by a deep sense of duty to the community. His legacy served as a reminder that politics could be a noble calling when driven by a desire to serve and uplift the needy.

The Governor called upon the community to honor Chief Kona’s memory by continuing the work he began, fostering unity, and progressing in the state. He emphasized the importance of remembering Chief Victor not only for his political achievements but also for his warmth, character, and kindness.

Governor Kefas concluded the speech by quoting Ecclesiastes 1:2 and urging unity, peace, and love among the people of Taraba State. He bid a final farewell to Chief Victor, assuring continued support for his family in the days to come.

In his closing remarks, Governor Kefas thanked all who attended the funeral, blessing them and the state as a whole. The farewell speech was a touching tribute to Chief Victor Bala Kona, leaving a lasting impression on all in attendance.

The funeral service was well attended by National Executives of the PDP, led by the acting National Chairman, Amb. Umar Iliya Damagum and other important dignitaries from all walks of life.