Buhari mourns as David Mark loses first son

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President Buhari affirms that the outpouring of testimonies of Tunde’s humility, simplicity, and large-heartedness clearly show his love and service to humanity, urging Sen. Mark and his family to find solace in the good works of the departed.”

*Photo L-R: The late Tunde, Senator David Mark *

Tunde Jonathan Mark , the 51 year old first son of former  President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has died of cancer related complications in London on Friday October 21,2022.

The demise was confirmed  by Paul Mumeh, the Special Adviser to Senator David Mark.

Reacting to the death, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina said in a statement on Friday that
“President Muhammadu Buhari shares in the pain of loss with former Senate President, Sen. David Mark, and his family following the passing of his eldest son, Tunde Mark.

“The President commiserates with friends, relations, and associates of the former Senate President over the loss of the promising gentleman, who has over many years worked with his father, supporting and holding various responsibilities as a public servant.

“President Buhari affirms that the outpouring of testimonies of Tunde’s humility, simplicity, and large-heartedness clearly show his love and service to humanity, urging Sen. Mark and his family to find solace in the good works of the departed.

“The President prays that the Almighty God will comfort Sen. Mark and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Born on the 13th of October, 1971, Tunde attended Yaba Military School, located in Yaba, Lagos where he obtained his first school leaving certificate.

He later proceeded to Bradfield College, Berkshire, UK where he attended Secondary school.

Tunde, a Biochemist obtained a B.Sc degree from Kings College, London. He studied immunology alongside biochemistry and later Biological Sciences in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He was married with a daughter.

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