Godwin Daboh, a former Zonal Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died on Thursday in Abuja, according to hospital sources.
Mr. Daboh, a septuagenarian, passed on at the Garki General Hospital, Abuja, according to the Chief Medical Director, John Olagunju, who confirmed the death.
Until his death, Mr. Daboh was the Chairman of the “Move Nigeria Project’’ and the “Benue Elders Forum’’.
He was also an anti-corruption crusader and the publisher of the defunct Broom newspaper.
He is survived by many children among who is Ms Dooshima Daboh, a former member of the House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, Senate President, David Mark, has described Daboh’s death as a huge loss to the political class and the Nigerian nation in general.Mr. Mark, in a condolence message to the government and people of Benue State signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, noted that Dabo was a political strategist and a goal getter. He said the people of Benue and Nigerians in general would miss the political wisdom of the late Mr. Daboh. “We shall miss his political engineering, his wit and humor even in the face of adversity. Mr. Daboh was a politician of note who could not be ignored. “He was daring, fearless and courageous. He never shifted ground once he believed in a course,” Mark said. He prayed God Almighty to grant Mr. Daboh’s soul eternal rest and enjoined the people of the state, especially the bereaved family, to take solace in the fact that he left his footprint on the sand of time.