Nasiru Nono: Tragedy Strikes as Northern PDP Bigwig Dies in Accident

Nasiru Nono: Tragedy Strikes as Northern PDP Bigwig Dies in Accident

  • Gombe state on Thursday, March 23, lost one of its former house of assembly speakers in the person of Nasiru Nono
  • Nono, a PDP chieftain in the state, died in an auto crash while he was travelling along the Abuja-Keffi expressway
  • The former speaker was with Hon. Haruna Usman Fada, a former House of Assembly member, on the journey

Nasiru Nono, a former Speaker of Gombe House of Assembly, died in an auto crash along the Abuja-Keffi expressway, on Thursday, March 23.

Nono's death was confirmed to Punch by the former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Buba Shanu, who described the development as unfortunate.

Nasiru Nono
Nono died in an auto crash on Thursday, March 23 (Photo: Nasiru Nono)
Source: UGC

According to Shanu, Nono was travelling alongside a former House of Assembly member, Hon. Haruna Fada.

He said:

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“He (Nono), died in a ghastly motor accident along Abuja Keffi expressway. He was travelling with Hon. Haruna Usman Fada, former House of Assembly member who survived and is currently receiving treatment."

Nono became famous among state Houses of Assembly speakers in 2018 when his mace was allegedly stolen by legislators.

However, the police found the mace behind the National Industrial Court complex in the state, which was dumped by unknown persons.

He aspired for the Gombe Central senatorial district under the PDP in 2019.

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