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Al-makura, Others Mourn Former Governor Doma.

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Governor Umaru Almakura of Nasarawa State has described the death of the immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma as a monumental loss to the state and the country.

Al-Makura, made this known in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Musa Elayo, and made available to journalists in Lafia.

According to the governor, the elder-statesman was a point of reference for stability, consensus and nation building, adding that the vacuum created by the departure of this illustrious leader will be hard to fill.

“He was a dedicated bridge builder and champion of unity, whom throughhis vast experince and uncommon goodwill has brought peace and prosperity to former Plateau and present day Nasarawa state where he served as deputy governo and governor respectively”.

“As a frontline public servant, he promoted values which enhanced our firm belief in our common humanity as a people with one destiny under God”

“As an architect of unity, he defended and promoted our rich cultural heritage for which he will be greatly missed by all” he stated further.

“We are deeply saddened by this irreparable loss of a great statesman. You are in our thoughts and prayers” Almakura said.

“To say he was a larger NJthan life character would be an understatement and we will always remember him as a great loss” he said

Meanwhile, the Nasarawa State House of Assembly has also described the demise of Ex-governor, Aliyu Akwe Doma as a colossal loss to the entire people of the state, considering his immense contributions to peace and development of the state.

Speaker of the state assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, told newsmen in Lafia on Wednesday, that Akwe Doma, was one of the founding fathers of the state, in which his contribution will be greatly missed by all.

“We the entire members of the state House of Assembly commiserate

with the family, Alago nation, the Doma traditional council and the entire people of the state over the death of the Ex-governor, Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma”

“He was a very humble elder statesman and has contributed a lot to the development of not only Nasarawa State, but to the development of the entire country especially in the maintenance of peace and unity” he said.

In the meantime, the All Progressive Congress in Nasarawa State, has also mourned the passage of Doma, describing him as a star and a democrat.

The state publicity secretary of APC, Hon Huduyamba Yekpowudu, said the death of the elder statesman has created a big vacuum.

“The demise of Akwe Doma, has no doubt created a big vacuum in Nasarawa State, but we take solace in the fact that God gives, God takes. He might have physically transited but he will forever be spiritually and politically relevant not only in Nasarawa State but in Nigeria”

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has also joined in mourning the demise of the former governor.

The Nasarawa State PDP chairman Francis Enokela Orogu, in statement described his death as a big loss.

“Onbehalf of myself and the entire members of the PDP in Nasarawa State, we commiserate with the immediate family, the Doma traditional council, the Government and people of Nasarawa State over the demise of the former governor of the state under the platform of PDP, Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma (Maduacin Doma)” he said

On his part the former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, said the Late Akwe Doma, was a true patriot with a deep sense of nationalism and a leader who believed in unity of purpose.

“Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma OON will be indelible in the history books of this country and Nasarawa state for his exemplary statesmanship and patriotic sacrifices devoid of any parochial interest or agenda. In my early days, I followed his track of sacrifice and commitment as Deputy Governor of the then plateau state towards a better Nigeria and Nasarawa state” Maku said.

The former governor, Akwe Doma, died on Tuesday, in an Israeli Hospital, after a protracted illness.

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