- The family of a top chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Bauchi state has been thrown into mourning
- In a big blow to the party and the state, Tijjani Ibrahim Gaya, the APC senatorial candidate in Jigawa South West District, is dead
- Reacting, the governor of Bauchi state, Muhammad Badaru expressed shock over the death of the lawmaker noting it is a great loss to the family, state and the Muslim community
Tijjani Ibrahim Gaya, All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate in Jigawa South West District, has been confirmed dead.
Daily Trust reported that he died in a Chinese hospital on Saturday, August 13.
Legit.ng gathered that he was said to have been admitted at an Abuja hospital for a lung infection but was flown to China for further treatment when his condition deteriorated.
Meanwhile, the late Gaya won the APC senatorial ticket for his zone three months ago.
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
Governor Badaru reacts
Meanwhile, Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa state has described Gaya’s death as a great loss not only to his family but to the Muslim Ummah, Daily Independent also reported.
In a statement issued and signed by his special adviser media and public relations, Habibu Nuhu Kila, the governor condoled the family of the deceased.
He stated thus:
“The Governor said the death of Hon. Tijjani Ibrahim Gaya is a great loss not only to his family but the Muslim Ummah.”
Prominent Oyo APC chieftain dies, Rep member Akande-Sadipe mourns
Legit.ng reported earlier that a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Oluyole local government area of Oyo state, Chief Muili Ojuolape is dead.
Chief Ojuolape, fondly called Baba Ojuolape, died on Tuesday, August 9, after a brief illness.
The House of Representatives member from the Oluyole federal constituency, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, confirmed Ojuolape's death in Ibadan, a statement by his media aide, Olamilekan Olusada, indicates.
Oyekunle Oluwasanmi: National loss as prominent former minister from southwest dies
Meanwhile, a former minister of state for power and steel, Chief Oyekunle Oluwasanmi, is also dead. He died on Thursday, July 21.
The announcement of his death was contained in a statement issued by his family. The deceased hailed from Ipetu Ijesha in Oriade local government area of Osun state, where he was actively engaged in community-building initiatives till the very end.
He was appointed minister of state for power and steel in 1997. Prior to the ministerial appointment, Oluwasanmi served as the chairman of the board of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in 1992.