Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai has described the death of former National Republican Convention (NRC) presidential flag bearer, Bashir Tofa as a huge loss to the entire nation.
Mr. Yakasai, Who lamented the exit of the statesman in a statement signed him, made available PlatinumPost Monday night said the late politician was an extremely friendly personality.
“The death of Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa is a great loss not only to members of his family but to all those who happened to relate with him in the course of life. Bashir was an extremely friendly person who died at a very unforgettable time for any human being to lose his life. Though it was late Ibrahim Waziri who introduced the famous political saying “ siyasa ba da gaba ba” Late Bashir was one of the politicians who gave that saying a practical meaning.
“Undoubtedly there are people who did not agree with Bashir politically during his lifetime but only a few people could claim not to be on speaking terms with Bashir because of political differences. The people of Kano have lost one of their loved ones by his death. The death of Bashir Tofa was a loss to the entire Nigerian nation. I pray that The Almighty Allah will make Aljannah Firdaus his final abode and give members of his family and his loved ones courage and fortitude to bear this great loss amen.”