The SDP in a statement signed by Hon. Muktah Atimah described the death of the late elderstatesman as coming at a time his wise counsel to move thestate forward would have been most needed.
The Statement described the Late Political Leader and one of the Founding fathers of theState as painful, urged his immidiate and extended family to take the loss as the will of Allah.
The SDP says it mourns the passing away of one of the father of theState as a great loss, says it is consoled by the fact that the elder statesman was a father to all and paid his dues in moving thestate forward.
While praying for his soul to rest in peace, the statement condoled with the people of Lokoja in particular and Kogi State in general for the collosal loss of a philanthropist and politician per excellence.