Kwankwaso Mourns, Expresses Deep Pain As Late Bashir Tofa Is Laid To Rest

Kwankwaso Mourns, Expresses Deep Pain As Late Bashir Tofa Is Laid To Rest

  • The late presidential candidate for the June 12, 1993 elections, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, has been laid to rest
  • Alhaji Tofa was laid to rest between his parents' grave in Hajj Camp cemetery in Kano metropolis, Kano state
  • A former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso has joined many Nigerians to eulogise the late Tofa

The presidential candidate for the annulled June 12, 1993 election, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, has been laid to rest in Kano.

Daily Trust reports that Tofa was buried between the graves of his parents at the Hajj Camp cemetery in Kano state.

Bashir Tofa
Former governor Kwankwaso said late Tofa is a nationalist Photo: Imrana Daura
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Tofa's death was announced on Monday, January 3, by one of his daughters who had earlier debunked misinformation about his death three days ago.

One of those who joined Tofa's family to mourn the passing of the late 1993 presidential candidate is a former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

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Kwankwaso relives Alhaji Tofa's life on earth

A statement by Kwankwaso seen by described Tofa as a nationalist who loves the country.

Kwakwaso said Tofa lived a life dedicated to humanity and worthy of emulation by all who love peace and unity.

Noting that he had received the news of Tofa's passing with shock, Kwankwaso said the people of Kano state will miss the late presidential candidate dearly.

Kwankwaso said:

"Alhaji Tofa was a man of honour who put service to the people ahead and above personal self-interest."
"As a candidate on the ballot of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election, Tofa's actions distinguished him as a Nationalist and one who loves the country."

The former governor further urged Nigerians to collectively immortalise the late Tofa by ensuring they strive for good leadership at all times.

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Kwankwaso said:

"We must always be the right compass with which current and future leaders would navigate through for the betterment of our people."

Nigerians Thrown Into Mourning As 1993 Presidential Election Candidate Dies

The former presidential candidate for the National Republican Convention (NRC) in the 1993 election has died

Alhaji Bashir Tofa died at the age of 93-year-old, one of his daughters confirmed on Monday, January 3.

Tofa contested the 1993 presidential election against late Moshood Abiola in a poll that has been termed the freest and fairest elections in Nigeria.

Tragedy strikes PDP as powerful chieftain is reported dead

The PDP in Ughelli North local government area of the state has lost its chairman, Chief Lawrence Agbatutu.

Chief Agbatutu's death was announced on Monday, November 22, by an aide to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

Nothing has been said about what led to the death of the PDP chieftain, neither has the party released an official statement on the development.


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