Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has mourned the former Presidential candidate, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, who died on Monday.
WuzupNigeria reported that Tofa who represented the defunct National Republican Convention in the controversial June 12, 1993 election, died after a brief illness and has since been laid to rest according to Islamic rites.
Ganduje's condolence message was signed by his commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, on Monday.
The governor hailed Tofa for taking up leadership responsibilities at an early age, when he was elected councillor, in his late 20s.
"He had remained vibrant and dynamic up till the time of his death.
"He said as a businessman, trader and philanthropist, Tofa touched the lives of many people, especially the down-trodden, and he expressed the belief that the legacies of the deceased will be approximated for posterity.
“The legacy of his political beliefs and triumphs will be important footnotes in the literature of Nigeria’s government and politics for generations yet to come.
“He was a great man, a quintessential democrat and outstanding statesman who has left very bold prints both on the politics and political history of Nigeria,” the statement read.
Ganduje prayed Almighty Allah to grant his soul eternal rest.
He also prayed Allah to grant his family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.