Nigerians are mourning former presidential candidate Bashir Tofa who passed away on Monday.
He has since been laid to rest according to Islamic rites in his home town in Kano.
Here are seven things you probably didn't know about the late Bashir Tofa:
Alhaji Bashir Tofa was born on July 1947 in Kano State.
Alhaji Tofa was the presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention in the controversial June 12 1993 election.
He contested against Chief MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party.
Although the then Military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babaginda refused to release the election results Tofa was defeated by his rival MKO Abiola.
According to Daily Trust, Tofa authored eight books in Hausa, which include: Tunaninka Kamanninka (The way you think reflects in your character), Kimiyyar Sararin Samaniya (Space science), Kimiyya da Al’ajaban Al-Kur’ani (The science and wonders of the Qur’an), Gajerun Labarai (Short stories), Amazadan a Birnin Aljanu (Amazadan in the land of the spirits), Amazadan da Zoben Farsiyas (Amazadan and Farsiyas ring), Rayuwa Bayan Mutuwa (Life after death), and Mu Sha Dariya (Let us laugh)
He died after a brief illness on Monday January 3,2022.
He was buried at the Hajj Camp Cemetery in Kano metropolis.