12th November, 2022
The remains of Tunde Mark, son of the former President of the Senate, David Mark, have been laid to rest in his hometown Otukpo, Benue, amidst tears.
Tunde who died on Oct. 21, 2022, in a London hospital at the age of 51, had battled with cancer for over a year.
The burial rites began on Nov. 9, with Service of Songs held in Abuja.
Tunde’s body was accompanied by family and friends to Otukpo for a wake on Thursday, Nov. 10, and committed to mother earth on Friday, Nov.11.
Personalities that attended the burial included Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue, his deputy, Benson Abonu, Senate minority leader, Sen. Philip Aduda, and Sen. Abba Moro.
Others are former senator representing Nasarawa South, Sen. Suleman Adokwe, former governor of Kogi, Idris Wada, Lekan Mustapha, Bishop Michael Apochi of Otukpo Catholic diocese, Rev Innocent Jooji, among others.
Many of the attendees described the late Tunde as humble and intellectual with analytical skills, who discussed to no end on virtually all subjects.
Most Rev. Fr. Sylvester Onmonke, during the sermon, encouraged the family to have faith in God as only He holds the power to give and take life.
Onmoke urged the parents, family, and friends not to lose hope, pointing out that even though, Tunde died in his prime, he left a legacy of selfless service to humanity.
The former Senate President’s tribute to his late son was read by Tunde’s younger brother, David Mark Jnr, and Hon. Blessing Onyeche- Onuh, member, Federal House of Representatives representing Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Constituency.
Amidst tears, Tunde’s remains were lowered into the grave at the family compound in Otukpo.
He is survived by his wife, Natsu, daughter Audrey, parents, brothers, and sisters.