The Jigawa state South West District of All Progressive Congress (APC) has lost it’s senatorial candidate Tijjani Ibrahim to untimely death.
The candidate reportedly died on Saturday in a Chinese hospital due to complications of lung infection.
He was said to have been earlier hospitalized at an Abuja hospital before he was flown out to China when his condition became worse.
Confirming the report, the Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, in a condolence message through his media aide, Habibu Kila, said Mr Ibrahim’s death “is a great loss not only to his family but to the Muslim Ummah”.
Badaru in the statement described Mr Ibrahim as “a loyal and dependable politician who contributed immensely to the political development of the country.”
The deceased will be laid to rest in his hometown, Kiyawa today, Sunday by 4:00 pm, in accordance to Islamic rights.
The late Mr Ibrahim represented Dutse/Kiyawa federal constituency in the House of Representatives between 2011 to 2015.
His death is coming barely three months after he won the APC senatorial ticket for his zone having polled 361 votes though a lone contestant for the ticket.
The deceased politician is survived by his wife, an aged mother and many children.
Recall that the mother of the deceased politician, Hajiya Jaja was kidnapped by bandits in June before she was later freed by her captives.