In a letter of condolence addressed to Mrs Honest & Family,King Makers and Custodians of Bachama Traditional Institution,Palace of the Hama Bachama, the leader of r-PDP in Adamawa state, Dr Umar Ardo consoled and said his Majesty, late Honest Stephen Irmiya never lost his mien; he always stood by the truth and strove for peace.
According to Ardo, he has a lot to say of His Majesty’s exemplary lifestyle, but I have no appropriate and adequate words to say them. The only thing he will say is that people like him are like shooting stars that come once in a very long time, lighten up the firmament of the dark night sky and disappear as quickly as they appeared. His Majesty is gone too quickly, but his exemplary life will be here for long lightening and guiding our society.
” I write you with a very heavy heart to express our deep sympathy over the death of His Royal Majesty, Honest Stephen Irmiya, who had lived a life of service to Mankind. His Majesty was a great Nigerian patriot who served this great country diligently and meritoriously as a Gentleman Military Officer and as the Haman Bachama Kingdom. He no doubts left indelible marks both in the Military and the Nigerian Traditional Institution. In all capacities, he was a pride to our state and to our people.
“As a person, His Majesty was also, true to his name, a very honest, kind and humble gentleman. At a time when ethnic and religious sentiments were high amongst our people,
“He died at a time when his services are most needed. No words can express our sense of loss. We all simply have lost a rare gem. May God Almighty repose his soul and grant his immediate family, the people of Bachama Kingdom and the Government and people of Adamawa State and the country as a whole, the fortitude to bear this irreparable and irreplaceable loss. Amen. Please accept our condolences and sympathies on this solemn day.” He said