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5 prominents Katsina politicians that died in office

5 prominents Katsina politicians that died in office


Following the death of Madawakin Daura, The Senator representing Daura zone, Senator Mustapha Bukar, Katsina Post recalled four other prominent politicians in the state that died while in office.

  1. Ummaru Musa Yara’adu

He left the country on November 23, 2009 for Saudi Arabia for medicals  attributed to pericarditis, a disease condition with inflammation of the membrane covering the heart.

Late President Ummaru Musa Yar’adua later died on 5th May 2010 at the presidential villa in Aso Rock though there were speculations that he had died before the day announced.

  1. Sani Bello

Sani Bello who represented Mashi/Dutsi federal constituency died at Federal Medical Center, Katsina. He died on 15th February, 2018 after he suffered a protracted illness for months.

Hon. Mansur Ali of APC later became his successor after defeating Hon. Nazifi of PDP in the rerun election.

  1. Sheikh Umar

Sheikh Umar, a house of representative member who represented Katsina central died on Wednesday, June 3 at his Katsina home. He died at the aged 64.

He was elected on March 28 to the National Assembly for the second term, on the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC).

Hon. Sani Aliyu Danlami later replaced him after the conduct of rerun election.

  1. Senator Mustapha Bukar

Madawakin Daura, Senator Mustapha Bukar, the senator who represented Daura senatorial district passed away on Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 after a brief illness.

His personal aide on his Facebook page announced the sudden death of the 63 years-old senator in the early hours of the day.

5. Faisal Musa Jibia

The Late Member represented Jibia Local Government at the state house of assembly. He was declared missing by his family members during 2015 hajj exercise. He was later found to be among  the list of Minna stampede victims, the tragedy that claims over 700 lives in Saudi Arabia.



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