By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
It is a heartbreaking hysteria as tears keep rolling down the cheeks of mourners of the late All Progressives Congresd (APC) Chairman in Nasarawa State, Philip Tatari Shekwo, who died in the hands of cruel merchants of death on Sunday.
The Matawallen Toto, Barr. Labaran Magaji, who described as shocking the passing away of Chairman Nasarawa State All Progressives Congress (APC), expressed heartfelt sorrow over the irreplaceable loss of a perfect, gentle, humble and hardworking man whose devotion to a stronger and functional All Progressives Congress in the State is evident in the way and manner he has pilot the ruling Party to victory in the last general elections.
Barr. Magaji also extends his condolence to His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi A. Sule, the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, leadership and members of the All Progressives Congress and the immediate family of Hon. Philip.
While praying for his repose to rest with the Lord, the legal luminary further prayed God to grant his family, Nasarawa State Government and indeed, Federal Republic of Nigeria fortitude to accept the untimely loss.
Similarly, the Toto Development Association (TODA), expressed shock and deepest sympathy to the Toto community and the state government over the painful loss of one of its proud sons and member Mr Philips Tatari Shekwo who was abducted and killed by unknown gun men.
A statement signed by the Acting President of Toto Development Association, TODA Alhaji Muhammad Musa Maikaya (Ciroman Toto) and issued to Newsmen Monday, in Lafia, eulogizes Late Philips Tatari Shekwo as one of the finest politicians, an academia and a complete gentleman Toto local government Area has ever had, saying TODA will surely miss his contributions in making Toto and Nasarawa state great.
As a proud son of Toto local government Area of Nasarawa state, the Association, according to Maikaya, will live to remember Philips Tatari Shekwo as a peace maker, a philanthropist and a diehard supporter of grassroots development, urging his immediate family, the entire people of Toto local government and the state to take solace in God as they loss a rare gem , bread winner and a beloved father and son of the state.
“TODA also extends its condolence to APC as a party and recollected with nostalgia the exemplary leadership of late Shekwo who brought stability, progress and internal democracy into the ruling party just as the statement also commiserate with the state Governor Abdullahi Sule over the big loss”.
While praying God to grant late Philips Tatari Shekwo eternal life, The Ciroman Toto appealed to the state government and the security agencies in the state to unravel the killers of the state APC Chairman in order to face the wrath of the law for their barbaric and heinous crime committed, describing the death of Philips Tatari Shekwo as one death too many.