Mark mourns Akeredolu, Na’abba …… says it’s exit of two political giants

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has lamented over the death of governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Ghali Umar Na’abba.

Describing the deaths of the two leaders as exit of two political giants, Senator Mark said their demise have created a huge vacuum in the political class.

Specifically, Mark noted the exploits of Akeredolu in legal profession before going into politics to contribute to the development of his home state; Ondo and Nigeria.

He regretted that the nation has lost a forthright, sincere, and an unrepentant defender of the rule of law and protection of human rights.

Senator Mark said: ” As a lawyer and President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) , he stood for the ordinary man and never compromised his professional standards.
“As a governor, he made policies and programmes that have direct positive impact on the people. Akeredolu was peoples’ governor”

On Na’abba, Senator Mark noted that the former Speaker was in the forefront in the struggle for democracy and indeed laid the foundation for the present democratic dispensation.

He noted that Na’abba would be remembered as the Speaker who fought for the independent of the Legislature in Nigeria.

He described Na’abba as one of the best and fertile minds in the political class adding that ” Na’abba stood to be counted when it mattered “.

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