- Kano APC vice-chairman Ali Danmaraya passes on
- Danmaraya is buried hours after according to Islamic rites
- Governor Ganduje pays tribute to the late Danmaraya
Ali Danmaraya, vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state, is dead, The Cable reports.
Danmaraya died at his residence on Thursday morning, March 10, after a brief illness.
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According to the report, the 73 year old has been buried according to Islamic rites at the Farm Centre Cemetery in Tarauni local government area of the state.
A twitter user with the name (@danzainabsports) also confirmed the report.
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His funeral prayer was attended by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state and Hafizu Abubakar, his deputy.
Addressing newsmen at the ceremony, Governor Ganduje described the late Danmaraya as a hard working and dedicated member of the APC.
Ganduje said the party would miss him greatly because of his exemplary leadership qualities and kindness to the people.
Danmaraya death comes just 48 hours after Senator Abdulmimun Zareko, who represented Jigawa state in the 7th National Assembly passed on.
His death also comes four days after Nigeria's minister of state for Labour and Productivity, James Ocholi, his wife and son lost their lives on the Kaduna-Abuja expressway after a fatal car crash.