BREAKING: Tears as Popular Former PDP Chairman Dies at 54
- Nigeria's lead opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has lost another influential member, Abdulmumuni Vaki
- Vaki, a three-time state chairman of the PDP in Taraba state, died at the Federal Medical Center Jalingo, on Wednesday, January 12
- Until his death, the 54-year-old PDP chieftain was a member of the Taraba State Muslims Pilgrimage Board
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Jalingo, Taraba state - A former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba state, Abdulmumuni Vaki, has died.
Daily Trust reported that Vaki died at the age of 54 at the Federal Medical Center Jalingo, on Wednesday, January 12, after a protracted illness.
Legit.ng gathers the deceased was a three-time state chairman of the PDP in the state.
He was also a member of many federal and Taraba State boards and parastatals.
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Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state recently appointed Vaki as a member of the Taraba State Muslims Pilgrimage Board.
Late Vaki is survived by three wives and four children.
He will be buried in his home town Gembu, headquarters of Sardauna local government area later on Thursday, January 13.
Former PDP chairman in Oyo state Hafeez Tijani Adiaro is dead
In a related development, a former chairman of the PDP in Oyo state, Hafeez Tijani Adiaro, is dead.
The PDP chieftain was said to have died on Monday evening, January 10. The cause of Adiaro's death was yet to be ascertained.
The deceased was said to have pulled his weight in politics during the administration of former Oyo governor, Rasheed Ladoja. Adiaro was also a three-time chairman of Irepo local government area of Oyo state. His town, Kishi, is the headquarters of Irepo local government area.
Tragedy strikes PDP as powerful chieftain is reported dead
Previously, Legit.ng reported the death of another chieftain of the PDP in Delta, Chief Lawrence Agbatutu.
Agbatutu's death was announced by the special assistant on media to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Ovie Success Ossai, via his Facebook page on Monday, November 22, 2021.
Ossai wrote on the social media platform:
"We just lost Ughelli North PDP Chairman, Hon. Lawrence Agbatutu."
National loss as former Nigerian president dies
Meanwhile, Chief Ernest Shonekan, the leader of the defunct Interim National Government set up to succeed General Ibrahim Babangida's regime has died.
The elder statesman died in Lagos at the age of 85 on Tuesday, January 11.
Shonekan headed the then government between August 26 and November 17, 1993, when he was removed from office in a coup orchestrated by late General Sani Abacha.