- Mondale breathed his last on Monday, April 19, aged 93
- The politician's demise was confirmed by his family, which later released a touching farewell message he had written to his staff
- Barack Obama mourned Mondale as a progressive leader who redefined the role of the vice president
A former United States vice president Walter Mondale, who served under the reign of ex-president Jimmy Carter, is dead.
Mondale, who lost in the 1984 presidential election to Ronald Reagan, breathed his last on Monday, April 19, aged 93.
The politician's demise was confirmed by his family, which later released a touching farewell message he had written to his staff just two days before his death.
"Well, my time has come. I am eager to rejoin Joan and Eleanor (referring to his late wife Joan, who died in 2014, and daughter Eleanor, who died in 2011 at age 51). Before I go I wanted to let you know how much you mean to me," said Mondale as quoted by US media outlets.''
The 44th president of the superpower country, Barack Obama, mourned Mondale as a progressive leader who redefined the role of the vice president.
The current US vice president, Kamala Harris, said Mondale led an extraordinary life of service during the Korean war, as a senator and vice president.
In a separate story, the United States of America has again witnessed another incident of a mass shooting on Thursday night, April 15, at a facility belonging to FedEx, a multinational delivery services company, in Indianapolis.
According to ABC News, a yet-to-be-identified shooter shot eight people dead while several others were injured in the chaos trailing the incident
The mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett, has confirmed the death of the eight people whose identities are yet to be revealed at the time of filing this piece.
Meanwhile, following the latest mass shooting in the United States of America, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has stressed the need for Nigerians to understand that insecurity is a global phenomenon.
He urged Nigerians not to bring ethnicity into the insecurity situation in the country.