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Kukah @ 70: David Mark Describes Bishop As Emancipator

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Former President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark has showered encomium on the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto diocese, Dr Hassan Mathew Kukah for his unrelenting crusade for peace and justice in Nigeria.

Senator Mark said that Bishop Kukah is an extraordinary clergy who brought activism into evangelism to salvage mankind, especially the emancipation of the less privileged in the society.

The former President of the Senate in a goodwill message to mark Bishop Kukah’s 70th birthday, praised his indomitable spirit over the years, noting that the clergyman works selflessly and speaks truth to power at all times no matter whose ox is gored.

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Sen. Mark, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Paul Mumeh, said that Bishop Kukah is a crusader without boundaries who identifies with the oppressed and the marginalized irrespective of ethnic or religious leaning anywhere in the world.

“He preaches peace, love and harmonious relationship. He carries the burden of the poor and defends them even at the risk of his life,” Senator Mark added.

He said his relentless efforts for peace and unity of Nigeria are unequalled, pointing out that the Bishop is one of the priests who brought intellectualism into evangelism.

The Former Senate helmsman noted that Bishop Kukah in spite of the prevailing socio-economic, political and security challenges remain undaunted and irrepressible in his avowed commitment to serve God and humanity.

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According to Mark, “Bishop Kukah is a man who has given all to the society. His deserves to be celebrated for his unrelenting selfless services to God and country.“

He wishes the Sokoto Bishop good health, peace, wisdom and courage in the service to God and humanity in the years ahead.

In a related development, Mark described his compatriot, Senator Jonathan Tunde Ogbeha as a worthy soul mate of inestimable value.

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Senator Mark in a goodwill message to Senator Ogbeha on his 75th birthday stated that “Senator Ogbeha is my brother like no other. He is my friend and faithful to me. We have come a long way through thick and thin. I am happy our paths crossed early in life.”

He praised Senator Ogbeha for his steadfastness, commitment and loyalty to the union for over three decades.

Senator Mark prayed that God continues to bless Ogbeha with good health, peace, wisdom and courage in years to come .

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