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Attah: Exit of a compassionate politician – Mark

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President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, yesterday mourned the death of the Second Republic Governor of old Kwara State, Alhaji Adamu Attah, describing his death as the exit of a compassionate politician.

Senator Mark, who described the late governor as a politician who lived his life for the people noted that Alhaji Attah dedicated his time to providing the basic needs of the people like hospitals, roads, schools and so on.

“His politics was people-oriented. He identified the basic needs of the people and  worked assiduously to provide those simple needs of life”.

The President of the Senate further recalled that the late Attah lived and preached peace in his days as governor adding that when he was not re-elected for a second term, he accepted the wishes of the people without rancour.

“As politicians of today, we have a lot to learn from the humble political lifestyle of Alhaji Attah who served the people with the fear of God.

He condoled the larger Attah family of Ebiraland and people of Kwara and Kogi States urging them to be consoled by the exemplary lifestyle of the late Alhaji Attah.

“He has left indelible marks in the sand of times. Alhaji Attah's departure at a time when his advice will be most sought is painful. But I urge you to take solace in his exemplary lifestyle.” he further said.

Kola Ologbondiyan
Special Adviser, Media & Publicity to the President of the Senate.