The governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) in Adamawa state, Abba Aliyu, is dead.
The party’s national publicity secretary, Afuye Olusola, made the announcement on Thursday.
According to him, “The leadership of the National Rescue Movement and that of Adamawa state chapter in particular with heavy heart announce the death of Alhaji Aliyu Abba Maina, the party’s governorship candidate in the next month general election.”
According to the statement from the family, late Abba died on Wednesday, January 25, at his residence in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja after a brief illness.
“He has been buried according to Muslim rite. We pray to almighty Alah to protect his family and all his loved ones.
“We are also calling on all his family members, business and political associates to show Late Abba Maina’s family love and care at this mourning period,” the statement said.