Nigeria : Defunct Third Republic Presidential Candidate , Bashir Tofa dies, aged   74

 

Nigeria : Defunct Third Republic Presidential Candidate , Bashir Tofa dies, aged   74

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

Kano born frontline politician and elder statesman, Bashir Othman Tofa is dead.

He was aged 74.

Cleric of the  mosque located within the   private residence of the deceased , Habibu Usman Ahmed

The news of his demise was first  announced, Monday morning   via  a private broadcast outfit,  Arewa radio at about 63:0 am.

Tofa as he is fondly called within the political fraternity was the challenger of MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party, SDP  in the last lap of the option A 4 presidential elections

Tofa breath his last at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, family sources confirmed.

The cleric disclosed that the  final Muslim rites would be performed , today 3rd January 2022 by 9 am , at his residence located at Gandun Albasa quarters in Kano metropolis.

 

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