The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock at the death of the governorship candidate of the PDP in Yobe State in the 2011 General Election, Usman Albishir.
A statement from the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, said the death of the Senator is a huge loss to the nation.
“The death of Senator Albishir is not only a huge loss to the PDP, the people of Yobe State but to the entire nation. Here was a brilliant Senator! Here was a philanthropist and here was a politician’s politician who sought power for the betterment of the people! Here was also a politician who played according to the rules of the game! His sudden death is so painful; a big loss to the nation,” the statement said.
Mr. Metuh added that the party’s Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, and its National Working Committee condole with the family of the late Senator and the government and people of Yobe state.
“While we pray Almighty Allah to grant Senator Albishir eternal rest, we also pray Allah to give His fortitude to those he left behind,” he said.