President Muhammadu Buhari reacted to the death of Senator Saido Umar Kumo, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Gombe State.
Buhari described Kumo’s death as “a major loss to the APC,” adding that the deceased was the pillar of strength in the Gombe State.
Kumo defected to the ruling party in 2019, and Buhari acknowledged that his move had energized the supporters for change.
Buhari said this in a message of condolence made available to Infosive in Abuja on Sunday, signed by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu.
“I have received the news of the death of Senator Kumo with profound shock and sadness because his contributions to the growth of our party cannot be forgotten,” Buhari said.
Buhari said that the history of victory of the party in 2019 cannot be complete without reckoning with the significant contributions of Kumo, who, according to him, “had brought his enormous political goodwill into our efforts to retain power.”
President Buhari also mourned the death of Madawakin Keffi, Abubakar Senior, a distinguished civil servant and the second in command in the Keffi Emirate Council.
He prayed to Allah to forgive the souls of Kumo and Senior, reward their good deeds with aljanna.