APC governorship aspirant, brother die in car accident

A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi State, Abdul-Aziz Aliyu, is dead.
The victim and his younger brother, Salmanu Aliyu, were killed in an auto accident along Jere Town of Kaduna State on Saturday.

Abubakar Aliyu, who spoke on behalf of the family, told reporters in Kano that the incident happened on Saturday afternoon  when the victims were returning from Abuja.

Mr. Aliyu said  the 36 years old APC stalwart was in Lagos for an official engagement on Friday. He said the politician, who was to travel to Kano same day, stopped over in Abuja as his flight from the Nigerian capital was cancelled due to bad weather.

Salmanu,  who was also in Abuja for a private engagement, joined his elder brother for the road trip to Kano during which the accident occurred.
“Omeiza (the late politician’s son) spoke with his father around 1.30 p.m. on Saturday few minutes before the ill fated journey. We received the shocking and sad news of his demise from samaritans at the scene of the accident,” the announcer said on Sunday.

He added that “from the report we received none of passengers on the ill fated Sharon car survived and they have been given mass burial at  a location at Jere town”.

Commenting on the incident,  the father of the deceased, Jimoh Aliyu, described the accident as a “fulfillment of destiny”, adding that he “accepted it as an act of God”.
He appealed to hundreds of his late son’s supporter who had thronged his Gama quarters residence in Kano to move on with their life, stressing that “Allah has done what’s best and suitable for us and we should be grateful to Him.”


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  • amazing2012

    May their souls rest in peace !

  • Ibrahim Jubril

    May their souls rest in perfect peace

  • richkid

    Mtchew,. . Rest in peace brother

  • Future Generation

    May his soul rest in peace. The father is indeed courageous and demonstrated his faith in God. Let this incident serve as a lesson for all, especially those politicians feeding on lies, stealing from the public treasury. The leaders take note that death can come at any time and should be prepared to account before God how they led the peoples, manage the resources. ……, how they were able to ensure roads, health care and public facilities were left in good condition, how they prevented stealing from both public treasury and private sources. Please let the clergy and all of us remind them

  • Abu=Abdallah

    May their final abode be aljannatul firdous amen.

  • Usman

    May he RIP and be rewarded with Janatul firdaus

  • Alcindo Satori

    Wow… may their souls rest in perfect peace

  • Kessy Toks


  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

    • Tanko


      *however, I pray for comfort for the family left behind.

      • George

        It serve the family well that is the change they pray for animals will always be animals

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          What else can I say to someone who has animals as his image?

          May your fate be no better than those whom you wrongly castigate today.


          • dudu

            You don’t even need that.

        • Saydo Shan

          U just cursed yrself big time, real big time curse. Do U know how U shall end? Do U know how yr loved ones shall end? Even if U do not fear GOD, U don’t have conscience?How sad for U.

          Well, the gentleman is at peace with his creator.

        • Mosaku 147

          Are you human at all? May God forgive you.

        • Bashir

          Death knows no bounds, no religion nor faith or even political affiliation..yours is coming sooner or later and will be fatal than this InshaAllah…..Animal…!!!

        • Sheriff Mukhtar Ajit

          unbelieveable!, how do you feel saying these nonesence as a human. situation like this i though makes every human, even temporarily set aside differences, or gruges, or hatred, to be come one in the interest of humanity. what ever your religion, none condone such inhumanity. God have mercy in you.

    • Onike24

      I pray that the tolerance you show, will bear fruit in Nigeria, that we begin to understand that God has many names, but he is mercy and truth and grace. Very touched even though I don’t know the deceased.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Thanks, Onike24.

        Like you, I did not know them.

        Neither do I share their faith, but the common tie between us is their humanity and ‘Nigerianess’.

        Someday, I reckon all of us would stand before our makers and atone ALONE for our time and sojourn on earth.

        For now, my condolences to the families they left behind, and the father, who has to mourn the sudden loss of two sons.

        • Onike24

          Hear, hear’

  • Yasin

    May Allah forgive them all and grant them places in paradise, and we the still living too, ameen.

  • the truth

    Rest in peace sir. So young and gone so soon.

  • Onike24

    May Allah grant the eternal rest in the gardens of paradise, and may He grant the loved ones the fortitude and solace to bear a clearly devastating loss.

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  • Okey

    My dear brothers, I am so saddened that your family and our great nation has been deprived of your young and vibrant vision, ideas and energy. May the Almighty Allah grant you merciful passage to Aljanna. May He console and be sufficient to your family at this and every other hour. Rest in peace, dear brothers.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)


  • Awonise Oladotun

    How much were you paid for this one sided jargon. It would have been better to be indifferent in your judgement.

    • Remi

      Oga Oladotun

      When you disagree with an argument or opinion expressed by someone else, what
      you do is to present a counter argument or
      opinion. You do not make unsupported insinuations,
      or resort to abuse, in an attempt to counter hard facts. If anything, it is you
      that should have exercised “indifference “and not Leon. Leon’s points have been
      well taken and you have not provided any
      scintilla of evidence to dent, let alone demolish, them. You are only asking us
      to believe you, simply because you are you. In logic, that is known as “genetic
      fallacy” or “argumentum ad bacullum”.

      Tell me, how can a
      man who was photographed, alongside INEC officials, double-registering in
      Government House (GH) Lokoja, now come to tell us that it was a ghost that was captured on
      camera registering, in his stead? Assuming
      ghosts exist, they are hardly ever perceptible to the ordinary senses, and could
      therefore not have been captured on the type of camera that recorded the
      illegality that took place in GH, Lokoja on May 23 2017. And, of course, there
      is also the evidence of “Governor” Bello’s spokesperson, inadvertently confirming
      that an illegal registration indeed took
      place at GH, Lokoja.

      Notwithstanding the disappearance of the record of the
      illegality that took place at GH, Lokoja
      on May 23 2017; the fact still remain that as of his election in 2015, and the
      present, “Governor” Yahaya Bello contested
      an election in which he could not vote
      for himself. And, our electoral laws are very clear on this, and for obviously
      logical reasons too, that any contestant in an
      election in Nigeria, must be duly registered to vote in the place where
      they are contesting. Therefore, does it
      not appear illogical to you – that is if
      it does not sufficiently bother you –
      that a man can contest an election in
      which he could not vote for himself, and could thus potentially find himself in
      an awkward situation where zero “votes scored”
      could be returned for him?

      However, if we concede to “Governor” Bello, and probably you
      too, that a ghost was indeed at work here, maybe it is actually a ghost called, nemesis, that has indeed come back to haunt him, rather
      than register in his stead. That Honourable
      Abiodun Faleke was cheated out of the
      Governorship of Kogi state is a no brainer. In his challenge of “Governor”
      Bello’s election, Faleke presented evidence to the effect that candidate Yahaya Bello was not registered to
      vote anywhere in Kogi State as of the
      time he contested the governorship elections in 2015, yet this evidence was
      discountenanced and his “victory” upheld. Probably, it is that unjustly treated
      ghost that is now troubling an otherwise “urbane” and “brilliant
      “Bello and is causing him to engage in
      clear and obvious follies as happened on

      Finally, may I again advise that when you have nothing to
      say, it is often best to keep your counsel.