Sunday, 26 August 2018

Ayade mourns passing of Rt. Hon. Nkoro

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of Rt. Hon. Simon Nkoro Egbung, the member representing Ikom Constituency 2 in the state House of Assembly.

The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita said the death of the lawmaker is a "loss so painful to bear."

"Hon. Nkoro's demise leaves a sour taste in my mouth and aches in my heart. But then, we cannot question God. He and only Him alone has prerogative over life.

"However, as a human, my heart is heavy, filled with sorrow. I agonise and mourn this death," the statement quoted the governor.

While decrying that the late lawmaker "departed at a time his service to our dear state is most needed," he described him as "a dedicated lawmaker, a consummate politician, a team player and loyal party man, whose death is a huge loss to the people and government of Cross River state."

He offered his heartfelt condolences to Nkoro's family, colleagues, and constituency.

He prayed God to grant them the strength to bear the irreplaceable loss, saying "we are together with you in prayers in this moment of unspeakable sadness."