Senator Wamakko loses brother 48 hours to Sokoto governorship rerun

Senator Wamakko loses brother 48 hours to Sokoto governorship rerun

- The younger brother of Senator Aliyu Wammako has passed away

- The younger Wammako has been buried according to Islamic rites

- The late Wamakko, who died after a brief illness, is survived by two wives, eight children and several grandchildren

Former governor of Sokoto state, Senator Aliyu Wammako, has lost his younger brother, Alhaji Salihu Barade.

The Nation reports that the younger Wammako died around 2am on Thursday, March 21, less than 48 hours to the governorship supplementary poll in the state.

Legit.ng gathered that the deceased who was 64-year-old, was buried in his hometown, Wamakko, headquarters of Wamakko local government in Sokoto state on Thursday morning, according to Islamic rites.

A statement by the special assistant on media and publicity to Senator Wamakko, Bashir Rabe Mani, explained the funeral prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Dankel, Alhaji Muhammadu Dangande.

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It was gathered that Governor Aminu Tambuwal, his deputy Alhaji Mannir Dan-Iya, Wamakko and Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, represented by the Wazirin Sokoto, Professor Sambo Wali Junaidu attended the prayer.

Also in attendance were the All Progressives Congress (APC )'s gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto; his running mate, Alhaji Faruku Malami Yabo; chairman APC gubernatorial campaign council, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi; secretary to Sokoto state government Professor Bashir Garba; state APC chairman, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, as well as various traditional and religious leaders, among thousands of other sympathisers.

The late Baraden Wamakko, who died after a brief illness, is survived by two wives, eight children and several grandchildren.

He was appointed and installed as the 15th Baraden Wamakko and a senior counsellor of the Sultanate Council of Sokoto in 2009.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Uche Secondus, the national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and other stakeholders to ensure that the forthcoming supplementary elections are transparent.

It was reported that Secondus made the call in Sokoto on Tuesday, March 19, while addressing newsmen after consultation with Governor Aminu Tambuwal and other party chieftains.

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