- The ruling APC has suffered another human loss in Kaduna state
- Umar Gana, a key chieftain of the ruling party died on Tuesday, July 21
- President Buhari has reacted to Gana's death condoling with his family, the APC, the government and people of Kaduna state
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost one of its top chieftains in Kaduna state, Alhaji Umar Gana.
Gana, who served as the coordinator and member of the APC's campaign council during the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections respectively, died on Tuesday, July 21, after a protracted ilness.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to Gana's death via a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu.
In the statement made available via his verified Twitter handle, Shehu said President Buhari condoled with Gana’s family, the APC, the government and people of Kaduna state.
“Alhaji Gana’s enormous contributions towards the successes recorded by the APC at the 2015 and 2019 presidential and governorship polls, during which he served as coordinator and member of the campaign council respectively,” the president recalled.
The president also prayed that God will comfort Gana's family and grant rest to his soul.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the death of Funtua, a longtime friend and associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, caused much pain to the Nigerian leader.
President Buhari in reaction to Funtua's passing condoled with the deceased's family, government, and people of Katsina state over the death of the Second Republic minister.
This was disclosed in a tweet by Bashir Ahmad, a personal assistant on new media to the president, via his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad.
While expressing sadness over the news, the president prayed to Allah for the repose of his soul and to grant the family strength and fortitude to bear the loss.
"President Buhari condoles with family members, government and people of Katsina State on the passing of his longtime friend and associate, Mal. Ismaila Isa Funtua. The President prays to Allah for repose of his soul and to grant the family strength & fortitude to bear the loss," the tweet read.
Recall that Funtua died of cardiac arrest on Monday, July 20. His death was also confirmed by a presidential aide in a tweet.
Until his death, he was the chairman of Bulet Construction company.
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