President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of Senator Saido Umar Kumo, a 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 Gombe State.
Kumo defected to the ruling party in 2019 and Buhari noted that his move had energized the supporters for change.
Buhari said this during a condolence message made available to NAIJASET 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 expansion of our party can’t be forgotten,” Buhari said.
Buhari said that the history of the victory of the party in 2019 can’t be complete without reckoning with the many contributions of Kumo, who, consistent with 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 official and therefore the second in command within the Keffi Emirate Council.
He prayed to Allah to forgive the souls of Kumo and Senior, reward their good deeds with aljanna.