Chief David Kente Mourns Aku Uka, Enjoins All To Take Solace In God
October 11, (NaijaOnPoint Media) – Chief David Sabo Kente, Member of the North East Development Commission and a son of the Kwararafa kingdom, has described the death of the Aku Uka, HRM Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi Kuvyon II, CFR, as a deep shock and an irreparable loss to him as a person and the entire Taraba state.
Kente who said this through a condolence message made available to our correspondent says the state and the nation at large had lost a Monarch, a father and a mentor and the void the Aku Uka left will be one that will be difficult to fill.
‘Little did I imagine that a day like this will come when we will be mourning the Aku Uka but here we are and there is nothing we can do about this seeing it has pleased the Lord to take him from us at this point. We lost this hero at a time we needed him the most and it breaks my heart that we have to mourn him in these times. However, we will remain strong and take lessons from his life and the principles he believed in while he was still with us’ .He noted.
Chief Kente was expounding the qualities of the Late Aku Uka and said the monarch was dogged, brave, and he stood the test of time irrespective of what life threw at him during his time on earth.
‘The late Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi Kuvyon II led an exemplary life and his memories will remain as a lesson and a guide to those of us who are still here.
‘Though bold and strong as a lion, he was still as humble and meek as a dove.
He never compromised his standards or the values that bind humanity together, he was steadfast in his pursuit and never gave room for stereotypes and other vices. He will indeed be missed’, Kente said.
Meanwhile Kente also called on the sons of Kwararafa kingdom and the entire Taraba people to take solace in God and remain strong in these trying times.
He enjoined all to never forget the values and the legacy the Aku Uka left behind and prayed that God will grant the entire state the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Recall that the 84 year old Aku Uka who according to the Wukari Traditional Council died in the early hours of Sunday ruled for forty five years and was the Chairman, Taraba state Council of Chiefs.