President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has described the demise of former presidential aspirant and leader of the United Nigeria Democratic Party (UNDP) Alhaji Saleh Jambo as painful and devastating.
Senator Mark noted that the late Jambo was an astute businessman and a frontline politician who managed men and resources creditably for the common good .
“He was a businessman with an uncommon touch. As a politician he carried his followers along. He played politics of inclusiveness. He played politics with maturity and without bitterness but service to the nation”, the Senate President maintained.
With Jambo’s death, Senator Mark lamented that Nigeria has lost a forthright and dependable elder statesman whose wise counsel would be greatly missed.
He was however consoled that late Jambo would occupy a pride of place when the history of Nigeria would be written for his contributions to the political and economic development of the country.
He therefore enjoined the government and people of Plateau state especially the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that late Jambo lived an eventful and accomplished life worthy of emulation.