Former PRP presidential candidate Hassan Yusuf dies at 83

Former PRP presidential candidate Hassan Yusuf dies at 83

- A former presidential candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Alhaji Hassan Yusuf, died on Tuesday, January 22, at the age of 83 years

- The son of the deceased, Yusuf Hassan, said that the late politician started politics in 1958 as a youth leader under the Northern Elements Progressives Union (NEPU)

- The former PRP presidential candidate is survived by four wives, 20 children and 55 grand children

Alhaji Hassan Yusuf, presidential candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has died at the age of 83 years

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The son of the deceased, Yusuf Hassan, said the late Yusuf died on Tuesday, January 22, at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital after a protracted illness and was buried on Tuesday in Damaturu.

He said the deceased left behind four wives, 20 children and 55 grand children, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Hassan Yusuf succeeded late Aminu Kano as the presidential candidate of PRP and contested against late Shehu Shagari in 1983.

The late politician started politics in 1958 as a youth leader under the Northern Elements Progressives Union (NEPU), later joined action group and the PRP.

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Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe, Alhaji Maimala Buni, APC governorship candidate, Emirs of Damaturu and Nguru were among dignitaries that attended the funeral prayers in Damaturu.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's first executive president Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari died at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Friday, December 28, at the age of 93.

His grandson, Bello Shagari, in a tweet said: “I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.E Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja.”

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