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Published On: Mon, Nov 4th, 2013

Breaking News: Taraba State Speaker Passes on at 47

Hon Haruna Tsokwa


LAGOS NOVEMBER 4TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Haruna Tsokwa, is dead. He took ill last Thursday and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo,
Assembly Spokesman, Tanko Kaura confirmed the death of the Speaker. Kefas Sule, special assistant media to the Acting Governor, Garba Umar also confirmed that, “He died this morning, after just a brief illness”.

The late Tsokwa had escaped death by the whiskers on September 19 when suspected assassins attacked his convoy along the Jos – Abuja road.
Late Hon. Tsokwa moved from obscurity to national news headlines recently when he turned down the request of the ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai to resume work as governor after returning from abroad where he went to receive treatments following a plane crash that almost took his life.
Late Tsokwa insisted that the ailing governor was not fit to resume work and that he should return to the hospital to fully recuperate.
The late speaker was 47 years old.
Source: The Examiner

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