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Jigawa APC Senatorial Candidate Dies, President Buhari Mourns

Jigawa APC Senatorial Candidate Dies, President Buhari Mourns

Jigawa APC Senatorial Candidate Dies, President Buhari Mourns

Jigawa APC Senatorial Candidate Dies, President Buhari Mourns

The family of Tijjani Kiyawa, a former member of the House of Representatives and contender for the South-West Senatorial District in Jigawa State in the 2023 elections, received condolences from the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), on Sunday.

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President Buhari mourns Jigawa APC stalwart, says a fine guy has been gone, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

In a Chinese hospital, Kiyawa was receiving treatment for a lung infection when he passed away on Saturday.

Jigawa APC Senatorial Candidate Dies, President Buhari Mourns

He died barely three months after he won the APC senatorial ticket for his zone where he polled 361 votes as the lone contestant.

In a message to the family, the government and people of Jigawa State on Sunday, Buhari described Kiyawa as a “kind and insightful politician who placed the interests of the people he represented above his own.”

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“He leaves behind an indelible contribution to the social and economic development of his community and the nation. He will always be remembered for his acute understanding of grassroots political mobilization,” Buhari added.


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