Emotional Scenes As Ex-Senate President Lay Son To Rest, Top Politicians Pay Last Respect

Emotional Scenes As Ex-Senate President Lay Son To Rest, Top Politicians Pay Last Respect

  • Tunde Mark, the late son of former Senate President David Mark has been laid to rest in Otukpo, Benue state
  • Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state among other top political dignitaries led the tribute for the deceased
  • Tunde Mark died at 51 and was a distinguished scholar with his numerous stint in some foreign institutions, which include Harvard and Imperial College

Benue, Otukpo - The agony and pain that comes with losing one's offspring are far more hurting when burying that offspring.

It was the same scenario in Otukpo, a popular township in Benue state where all the numero unos in the country gathered to pay their final respect to the eldest son of former Senate President, David Mark on Friday, November 11.

David Mark, Benue State
The memorial service of the late Tunde Mark was held at the private residence of ex-Senate President David Mark in Otukpo, Benue state. Photo: David Mark
Source: UGC

Governor Ortom pays last respect

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state was among the top dignitaries to lead the pack of top politicians who attended the memorial service of the deceased.

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Speaking at the memorial service, Governor Ortom at the residence of the former senate president, stated that the late Tunde Mark was a man of greatness whose impact was instrumental to the emergence of his father's performance as a senate president.

As reported by The Nation, Governor Ortom prayed for his family to have the courage and heart to bear their loss and also for God's comfort in their lives and in their hearts.

Ortom's deputy, Abounu pays last respect

Similarly, the deputy governor, Benson Abounu said the late Tunde was loved by all as he was able to relate with people of different classes without any iota of discrimination.

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He urged the family not to be dismayed saying:

“God who brought him to earth knows why He had to take him away at this time.”

Senator Patrick Aba Moro also paid tribute to the late Tunde and said he lived an impactful life and his demise was felt by all and it was more painful that an emerging leader like him died.

He said his thoughts and prayers will always be with the family as they grief over his demise.

He enjoined the family to rejoice that their late son positively touched people’s lives.

Tragedy as first son of former senate president dies in London

Legit.ng had earlier reported that the former two-term Senate President, David Mark has lost his first son, Tunde Mark after a long battle with cancer.

According to sources, Tunde was pronounced dead in the early hours of Friday morning in London, England.

Tunde died at 51 and was a distinctive scholar with his numerous stint in some foreign institutions which include Harvard and Imperial College.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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