Labour Party's national chairman Abdulkadir Abdulsalam is dead

Labour Party's national chairman Abdulkadir Abdulsalam is dead

- Nigeria's political sector has been thrown into mourning as the Labour Party's chairman, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, dies

- The party's deputy national secretary, Chigozie, said Abdulsalam died on Tuesday, December 29

- Chigozie who did not disclose further details regarding the death said the party will soon release an official statement

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Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, the national chairman of the Labour Party (LP), is reportedly dead.

According to The Nation, the party's deputy national secretary, Kennedy Chigozie, confirmed Abdulsalam's death.

Chigozie said the foremost politician died in the early hours of Tuesday, December 29.

Abdulkadir Abdulsalam: National chairman of Labour Party is dead
Labour Party chairman, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam dies. Photo credits: PM News/The Nation
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PM News has also reported the Labour Party chairman's death, quoting Chigozie as saying that a public announcement would be made soon by the party.

In a related development, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state was recently thrown into mourning following the death of Timothy Oyasodun, a party chieftain.

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Oyasodun, who was a cleric, died on the Boxing day, Saturday, December 26, with his death described as "a great loss to the entire progressive family in Lagos state."

He was the chairman of the ruling party in Bariga local government development council, Somolu local government area.

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Similarly, fear has gripped the people of Bosso local government area of Niger state following the murder of Alhaji Ahmodu Mohammed, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mohammed was said to have been killed by bandits on Thursday, December 24, and also kidnapped his three daughters.

According to eyewitnesses who described the incident as “unfortunate and pathetic”, the suspected bandits numbering 15 stormed the community wielding different weapons and started shooting to scare people.

Mohammed's murder happened a few weeks after Philip Shekwor, the chairman of the APC in Nasarawa state, was found dead.

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Shekwor was kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday night, November 21, at his residence along Dunamis Church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

The effort of the police to ensure the safe release of the APC leader was abortive as he was found dead the following day.

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